Claressa Shields of Team USA goes for middleweight gold today in London. (Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)
Women's boxing ends this morning at the 2012 Olympics in London, with the three gold medal matches in the flyweight, lightweight, and middleweight divisions. Team USA has their lone chance at gold in the final fight, as Claressa Shields faces Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.
The fights go live at 11:30 a.m. EDT and are the only Olympic bouts of the day, as the men's divisions are all off.
CNBC won't have coverage until the tape delay this afternoon, but NBCOlympics.com will have almost-live streaming for all the fights.
Full schedule after the jump.
Women's Flyweight (112 lbs/51kg) - 11:30 a.m. EDT
Ren Cancan (China) vs Nicola Adams (Great Britain)
Cancan eliminated USA's Marlen Esparza yesterday, but got a much better test from Esparza than she did at the Worlds in May. Adams was dominant against India's Mary Kom in the semifinals and will have the London crowd behind her in a big way.
Women's Lightweight (132 lbs/60kg) - 11:45 a.m. EDT
Katie Taylor (Ireland) vs Sofya Ochigava (Russia)
Taylor and Ochigava have a real rivalry. Ochigava is not the Irish star's biggest fan:
"Taylor is one of the best, but she is just another boxer. In my opinion, (Natasha) Jonas won the first two rounds against her, but the judges didn't see it that way. When you fight Katie Taylor, you are already minus 10 points. You are fighting the judges and the whole system and they will try to give her too many points."
This is an interesting take from Ochigava given the gift she was given against Brazil's Adriana Araujo yesterday.
Women's Lightweight (132 lbs/60kg) - 12:15 p.m. EDT
Claressa Shields (United States) vs Nadezda Torlopova (Russia)
17-year-old Shields, from Flint, Mich., just might do it, and if she does, I say it's one of the best stories of the Olympics, period. She can fight like all hell and is a pleasure to watch. It won't be easy, but I really think she's got this one. I'm a believer. USA! USA! USA!