A local boxer with dreams of competing in the Olympic says she could use your help to get there.
ABC-2 News has been following Franchon Crews -- who goes by the nickname "The Heavy-Hitting Diva" -- for more than a year now.
Next month, she will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to compete in a boxing tournament.
Right now she's ranked second in the word in her weight class, and although she missed out on the London Olympics in 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 remains a possibility.
This Thursday, Franchon is hosting a fund-raiser to help her continue training and competing..
“I'm super nervous because this is my dream and to share it with other people, you don't know how people are going to take it,” she said. “But just to share it and have people there whether it's five people or 50 people, it means a lot that somebody else cares about what I'm trying to achieve, and it's going to open doors for other people too.”
The fund-raiser is this Thursday in Canton. For more information, you can visit Franchon Crews’ web site at http://www.theheavyhittingdiva.com www.heavyhittingdiva.com
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