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Claressa Shields To Defend Against Tori Nelson

NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2017) – Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will defend her 168-pound titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Shields (4-0, 2 KOs) will face her second consecutive undefeated opponent in the main event of ShoBox:…

Claressa Shields will challenge for her first world title

DETROIT (June 28, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit. A native of Flint, Mich.,…

Claressa Shields Dominates

DETROIT (June 19, 2017) – In just her first eight-round fight, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields scored a spectacular unanimous decision victory last Friday, June 16, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to win the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title. Shields (3-0, 1KO) dominated tough Sydney “Ginger the Ninja” LeBlanc (4-2-1), winning all eight rounds on all…

Claressa Shields Knocks Out Szilvia Szabados

Nikolay Potapov Outpoints Antonio Nieves, Wesley Tucker Defeats Ed Williams & Joshua Greer Jr. Knocks Out James Gordon-Smith DETROIT (March 11, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields shined in her television debut, knocking out the durable Szilvia Szabados in the fourth round (1:30) to advance to 2-0 as a professional in the main…

Claressa Shields’s Professional Television Debut

NEW YORK (Feb. 7, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will make her professional television debut on ShoBox: The New Generation, a series that has sparked the careers of 67 future world champions, on Friday, March 10, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from MGM Grand Detroit Event Center in Detroit, Michigan. Shields…

Claressa Shields Wins Second Straight Olympic Gold Medal

Reigning Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) is familiar with history making performances and she put on another one in her second gold medal bout on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Shields became the first U.S. boxer ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals with her third unanimous decision victory of the Olympic Games in the women’s…

Claressa Shields Clinches Spot in Her Second Straight Gold Medal Bout

2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) joyfully punched her way to her second consecutive gold medal bout in today’s boxing action at the 2016 Olympic Games. Shields faced off with Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the first of two middleweight semifinal bouts at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Friday afternoon. Shields…

Claressa Shields Wins Olympic Opener

Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) had quite the wait before her 2016 Olympic Games opener in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-two sessions of Olympic boxing came and went before the middleweight champion got the chance to step in to the ring. She finally got her opportunity on Wednesday afternoon at Riocentro Pavilion 6. For the…