LAS VEGAS — Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields plans to make her professional debut Nov. 19 in Las Vegas. Shields will fight on the undercard of fellow Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward’s high-profile showdown with Sergey Kovalev, promoter Main Events announced Tuesday. The 21-year-old Shields has won gold in every Olympic women’s boxing tournament, dominating...
Via The Denver Post
8 hours ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields plans to make her professional debut Nov. 19 in Las Vegas. Shields will fight on the undercard of fellow Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward's high-profile showdown with Sergey Kovalev, promoter Main Events announced Tuesday. The 21-year-old Shields has won gold in every Olympic women's boxing tournament, dominating...
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Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will be making her much anticipated professional debut during the lead-off freeview telecast of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shields is set to face an opponent to be announced in a four-round middleweight bout, with each round timed at two-minutes. The freeview telecast...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
9 hours ago
By Melissa Murphy, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Claressa Shields did a cartwheel in the ring after winning her second Olympic boxing gold medal in Rio, and she’s not done being honored quite yet. Shields and water polo goaltender Ashleigh Johnson were recognized as Sportswomen of the Year at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s annual dinner Wednesday night. Shields received the...
Via The Denver Post
5 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) Claressa Shields did a cartwheel in the ring after winning her second Olympic boxing gold medal in Rio, and she's not done being honored quite yet. Shields and water polo goaltender Ashleigh Johnson were recognized as Sportswomen of the Year at the Women's Sports Foundation's annual dinner Wednesday night. Shields received the individual honor sporting an updated...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago | Discuss
Every Olympic year is emotional. The visions, goals and sacrifices day in and day out together accumulate to one moment in time. That moment is pivotal and life-changing, and is the absolute epitome of athletic excellence: the Olympic Games. The Rio Olympics were filled with stories of athletic triumphs, drug scandals and security mishaps. Yet, behind the scenes, there were the deeper...
Via Excelle Sports
7 days ago
Team USA boxer Shakur Stevenson was given a first round bye in the AIBA draw. Stevenson now automatically moves on to the next rounds of matches without having to face anyone in the preliminary round. In addition to Stevenson, Claressa Shields, the reigning champion in her division and the only Team USA boxing gold medalist, was also awarded a bye and moves on the quarterfinals....
2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) continued her incredible reign on Friday with a championship bout victory at the 2016 Women’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Shields is the first American female boxer ever to win two elite world titles and the first U.S. boxer to claim consecutive world championships since Eric Griffin in 1991 and 1993 prior...
After going virtually ignored by major media, boxing Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields finally gets well deserved exposure when she appeared on this week’s installment of HBO’s The Fight Game. In an inspiring interview with Melissa Stark, Shields candidly discusses her beginnings in Flynt, overcoming sexual abuse as a child, and her triumphant win at the 2012 Olympics Games in London.
USA Boxing wins 4 golds at Olympic qualifiers, Charles Conwell & Shakur Stevenson for men, plus women Mikaela Mayer & Claressa Shields
MIKAELA MAYER QUALIFIES FOR THE OLYMPICS ON A GOLD MEDAL DAY FOR TEAM USA The day that Mikaela Mayer has been working toward for the past six years finally came on Saturday at the Americas Qualifier in Buenos Aires. The American lightweight clinched her berth in the 2016 Olympic Games with a gold medal victory in Argentina. She was one of four victories on an undefeated day for the...
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