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Women’s History Wednesday: Claressa Shields

Crutchfield was a boxer in his younger years. The former 1983 City Champion remained close to the sport after his career ended, volunteering as a coach after his daytime job. In the documentary, “T-Rex” Crutchfield mentioned that he always felt he would get the chance to train a champion, he just never imagined it would “be a girl.” And how could he? Women's boxing was first approved in 2009, to be introduced at the London Games. Until 2012, boxing was the last Olympic sport that was all-male.