Olympic champion Claressa Shields won her second straight National Police Athletic League title Saturday night, outpointing Franchon Crews 30-19 in the 165-pound open division.
The 17-year-old Shields, from Flint, Mich., led 7-4 after landing a handful of jabs in the first round and was ahead 14-8 after the second, even after Crews landed a right jab that seemed to stun her. Instead, the Olympic champ stayed comfortably in control the rest of the bout.
''It was a good one,'' Shields said of the right that momentarily seemed to stun her, ''but it was only one shot. I knew if I started going crazy she was going to land more. One point doesn't turn the fight.''
It was the second time Shields faced Crews, the 25-year-old Baltimore fighter who was the top-ranked middleweight until Shields beat her in the first round of the U.S. Olympic trials.
''She doesn't like to get hit,'' said Jason Crutchfield, Shields' trainer since she first took up the sport at age 11. ''When she responded, s...