TOLEDO, OHIO (AP) - Olympic champion Claressa Shields won her second straight National Police Athletic League title Saturday night, outpointing Franchon Crews 30-19 in the 165-pound open division.
The 17-year-old Shields, from Flint, Mich., led 7-4 after landing a handful of jabs in the first round and was ahead 14-8 after the second, even after Crews landed a right jab that seemed to stun her. Instead, the Olympic champ stayed comfortably in control the rest of the bout.
It was the second time Shields faced Crews, the 25-year-old Baltimore fighter who was the top-ranked middleweight until Shields beat her in the first round of the U.S. Olympic trials.
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