Claressa Shields Returns to Flint

Sep 7, 2016

Flint's favorite daughter, Claressa Shields, returned from Rio de Janeiro to her hometown in late August after becoming the first American boxer (male or female) to win back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games. 

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In 2012, Flint native Claressa Shields became the first U.S. female Olympic boxing gold medalist. Now, after winning her second goal medal in Rio, Shields is back home. Current State’s Kevin Lavery was there.

Current Sports | 8/17/16 | #765

Aug 17, 2016
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The Olympics, Claressa Shields, Jim Harbaugh Media Coverage, Karen Weaver, Weight of Olympic Gold, and Detroit Tigers.

WKAR Advanced Screening of "T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold"

Aug 2, 2016

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR offered an advance screening of T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold, a film by filmmakers Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari and Sue Jaye Johnson. The film is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa Shields. The boxing star from Flint, Michigan, was just 17 years old when she won Olympic gold at the London games in 2012.

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He floated like a butterfly and he stung like a bee. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about Muhammad Ali.

"Let's Get Ready for Sparty!!!"

Dec 17, 2015

His name is synonymous with the sports of boxing and professional wrestling. Born and raised in Philly, Michael Buffer began his ring announcing career in 1982 and by 1984 he developed the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!" which gained enormous popularity. 


Current Sports | 12/16/15 | #606

Dec 16, 2015

Bo Ryan Retirement, Arthur Ray, Michigan State Football, Michael Buffer, Boxing's Popularity, Cotton Bowl Preview, and "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!"

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Claressa Shields of Flint was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with Shields about her boxing career and her remaining ambitions in the ring.

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A new documentary looks at the first woman boxer to win an Olympic gold medal. She’s from Flint, and the movie about her Olympic journey is coming to the Flint Institute of Arts this week. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with filmmaker Sue Jaye Johnson.

Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013

May 20, 2013
Help a Willing Kid Foundation

Ali Easley, head boxing trainer of Crown Boxing Club in Lansing and founder of the Help a Willing Kid Foundation, joins Al to discuss his commitment to the youth through boxing.  

Al also gives the dish on the latest in the sports world.