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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