The top 24 female amateur boxers in the country in three weight classes, including two from Western Washington, are expected to be in Spokane Feb. 13-19 to compete in the inaugural U.S. Olympic Trials in women’s boxing.
The sport will make its debut in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Northern Quest Resort & Casino will be the site for the week-long double-elimination event. The winner of each weight class – flyweight (112 pounds), lightweight (132) and middleweight (165) – will advance to the 2012 Women’s World Championships May 21-June 3, in China, where they must finish in the top eight to advance to the Olympics.
The field is expected to include Queen Underwood of Seattle, a five-time national champion, in the lightweight class, and Alex Love from Monroe, Wash., one of the top three finishers in the National PAL Championships, in the flyweight class.
Source: The Spokesman-Review