For those of you following Queen Underwood’s journey to the Olympics, her first round starts now. You can track the bouts and results, and find a link to watch the match live here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/boxing/event/women-light-60kg/mat . It looks like, in this round of 16, she fights a southpaw from Liverpool, England, named Natasha Jonas. If she wins this fight, she is matched with Katie Taylor of Bray, Ireland, said to be the best lb-for-lb woman boxer in the world. A steep start for Queen… cheer her on!
EDITOR’S UPDATE: Queen Underwood’s long road to London ended in four rounds early Sunday. She lost to Great Britain’s home-crowd-pleasing Natasha Jones 13-21.
If you have cable or satellite TV, you can watch a replay of the match online (starts at 1:08:30):