Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Comerica Park on Monday before the Tigers' series opener against the Twins.
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DETROIT (AP) Boxing star Claressa Shields says she's still weighing her options about whether to turn pro. The two-time Olympic gold medalist threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Minnesota Twins. Shields, a Flint native, won her second gold at this year's Rio Olympics. It's not clear what the future holds now. She said she'd like...
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RIO DE JANEIRO – Claressa Shields won her second Olympic boxing gold medal Sunday, becoming the first American to win gold in two Games. Shields dominated the first women’s boxing tournament in London and was again the class of the middleweight...
Claressa Shields became the first American, male or female, to win back-to-back boxing gold medals. Shields defeated Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands for the Olympic gold medal in women’s middleweight boxing on Sunday in Rio. The Flint, Mich., boxer defeated Dariga Shakimova of Kazakhstan Friday night to reach the final fight. Shields cruised through the quarterfinal and semifinal...
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August 21, 2016
In an unprecedented and unsurprising battle for Olympic gold, Claressa Shields retained her Olympic championship in women's middleweight boxing and became a two time boxing gold medalist. Shields showed her trademark strength in the ring, never letting her opponent Nouchka Fontijn (NED) get ahead of her in the scoreboard. Shields is the first American to earn two gold medals in boxing...
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...
Videos: USA Boxing’s Claressa Shields & Shakur Stevenson featured in Powerade’s Just a Kid game ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics
Two of USA Boxing’s most accomplished athletes are being featured in Powerade’s inspirational “Just a Kid” campaign as they head in to the 2016 Olympic Games. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) are both being highlighted for their amazing accomplishments...
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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