American Shields wins 75-kilogram title

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 08, 2012 04:30 hrs

American Claressa Shields won the 75-kilogram title Saturday night in the American Boxing Confederation's Women's Elite Continental Championships, outpointing three-time world champion Mary Spencer of Canada 27-14.

The 17-year-old Shields is from Flint, Mich.

In the other two Olympic weight classes, Marlen Esparza of Houston beat Brazil's Erica Matos 16-10 at 51 kilograms, and Queen Underwood of Seattle edged Mexico's Erika Rosalba Cruz 12-11 at 60 kilograms.

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