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VIDEO: Paterson Boxer Aims For Gold Medal At World Championships

Daily Voice spoke with Team USA boxer Shadasia Green, who wants to leave the 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships with a gold medal
Daily Voice spoke with Team USA boxer Shadasia Green, who wants to leave the 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships with a gold medal Video Credit: Anthony Locicero

PATERSON, N.J.– Shadasia Green of Paterson boxed to work on her footwork for basketball.

She starred for Paterson Eastside before making her way to Division I Old Dominion University.

But there was always a place in her heart for boxing.

Next month, Green , 26, heads to Astana, Kazakhstan, where she'll compete in the 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in the 178-plus pound weight class.

"Winning is my main focus. My biggest goal right now is becoming No. 1 in the world," she told Daily Voice from inside Wall Athletics in Oakland. "I won't come home short of my goal. I will have the gold medal," she said. "I will be No. 1 in the world, mark my words."

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