It’s going to be a big day in the ring for women’s boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with American Claressa Shields going head to head against Russian Yaroslava Yakushina in the women’s middle 75kg quarterfinals match. We’ve got all the details on how you can watch the full women’s boxing lineup Aug. 17 on Live Stream.
We’re about to find out which women will be boxing their way to gold medals as the semifinals and quarterfinals in several weight categories will be going down with many countries and competitors hopes on the line. For the Americans, look for Claressa Shields, 21, to go head to head against Russian Yaroslava Yakushina, 23, as the big draw of the day as they battle it out in the middle 75kg quarterfinal bout. There are plenty of other match ups you’ll want to catch starting live at 10am EST Aug. 17! CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLARESSA AND ALL THE WOMEN’S BOXING MATCHES ON LIVE STREAM.
Claressa is looking to repeat with another gold medal at the Rio games, after she became the first U.S. woman to win a boxing gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. If she beats Yaroslava, she’ll immediately know who she’ll next face in the semi’s as the other quarterfinals match between Dariga Shakimova of Kazakhstan and Moroccan fighter Khadija Mardi will immediately follow Claressa’s bout.
The day kicks off at 10am EST with with the women’s light 60 kg semifinals that has Finland’s Mira Potkonen battling China’s Yin Junhua followed by the other semi match of Anastasia Belyakova of Russia fighting France’s Estelle Mossely. We know all four ladies are looking to advance to the gold medal round and giving their best shots. Claressa’s match follows immediately after the light 60kg fights end.
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