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Baltimore boxing champ Franchon Crews-Dezurn, 'The Heavy-Hitting Diva,' has eyes on more than keeping WBC crown

Baltimore boxing champ Franchon Crews-Dezurn, 'The Heavy-Hitting Diva,' has eyes on more than keeping WBC crown

Her world boxing title in tow, what’s next for Baltimore’s Franchon Crews-Dezurn? She wants to sing the national anthem to kick off an event that would feature both the champ and her husband on the fight card, each wearing togs that she made herself.

Clearly, she is a woman of many talents.

“I’m a creature of energy,” said Crews-Dezurn, who won the World Boxing Council super middleweight title in Las Vegas last month. It was the fifth pro bout for the 31-year-old fighter whose spouse, Glenn Dezurn, is a rising super bantamweight — and her sparring partner.

Her trainers shrug off her rapid rise.

“Franchon is a special lady,” said Barry Hunter, who has coached her...

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