Baltmore, MD, March 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Franchon Crews seeks to reestablish reign in Women’s Boxing as she prepares for the upcoming U.S. National tournament in Spokane, WA. In the decade building up to the debut of Women’s Boxing in the Olympics, Crew accumulated more than 13 national titles and became the first American woman to win Gold at the Pan American games. Crews was favored to win the Olympic trials last February.
Despite her accolades, a new, younger face emerged and defeated Crews in the first round draw at the Olympic trials. Seventeen year old Claressa Shields went on to win Olympic gold.
In spite of the monumental loss, Crews pushed forward by moving up a weight class to win another national title and go on to win silver at the Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China just months later.
Now, Crews seeks to avenge her loss and garner the support she once had as the reigning champion in women’s amateur boxing. Even with her accolades, Crews must work two, sometimes three jobs to support herself due to lack of sponsorship. Crews has chosen to give back to her community by speaking to children at the Living Classrooms afterschool program.
Women's boxing as a sport struggles with overcoming the social barriers of not only women in sports, but specifically in combat sports, which is seen widely as a male domain. Crews hopes with the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympics and with high caliber competition, the general public will begin to show more support.
The U.S. Nationals is where she may earn a berth onto Team USA’s international travel team. As Crews trains twice a day, she dedicates her fight to her mother who is battling kidney disease. To support, visit www.theheavyhittingdiva.com.