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Claressa Shields grew up fighting (and beating) boys on the mean streets of Flint, a habit that led her from the basketball court to the boxing gym. At 16, Shields interrupted her senior year in high school for a trip to London, where she became America's first-ever Olympic gold medalist in women's boxing.

On October 14 -- a day after she won the National PAL Championship -- we asked Shields how her life has changed since she made history.

This is a great interview with the new face of women's boxing in America.

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