Franchon Crews is a silver medalist at the Women's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China! In the championship bout, Crews lost an 18-11 decision to Yuan Meiqing of China this morning. The bout was tied at two after the first round but Yuan slowly pulled away over the final three rounds. Meiqing is the number one ranked boxer in the world in the light heavyweight (81 KG) division. Crews is ranked sixth after moving up from middleweight. Crews defeated the number two ranked boxer -- Timea Nagy of Hungary -- in the semifinals.
By the way, the US will send two ladies to the 2012 Olympics in London -- Marlen Esparza and Clarissa Shields.