Hometown fans of 17-year-old Olympic boxing sensation Claressa Shields of Flint are getting a chance to gather to watch her in her quest for a gold medal.
Mayor Dayne Walling and City Councilman Bryant Nolden are inviting the community to a free viewing event Wednesday morning at Blackstone's in downtown Flint. The viewing of the semifinal match is 8-9 a.m.
Walling says entry is free, and food and drinks will be for sale.
In London on Monday, the middleweight Shields closed furiously in an 18-14 win over Swedish veteran Anna Laurell.
Shields takes on Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in a semifinal match.