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Women’s Olympic Boxing Trials to be in Spokane, WA

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

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