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Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields offers to train Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey would be wise to work on her boxing skills before her inevitable rematch against Holly Holm, and an olympic gold medalist has offered to help her with that. Claressa Shields, who became the first American woman to win a boxing gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, reached out to Rousey via Twitter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikaela Mayer edges Gonzalez, wins US women's boxing trials

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mikaela Mayer won the lightweight division of the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Sunday, beating Jajaira Gonzalez by a narrow split decision for the second time this week. Gonzalez beat Mayer by unanimous decision Saturday to force the decisive third bout between the two Los Angeles-area natives. Mayer edged her teenage opponent by a 2-1 score again in the...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Fuchs & Claressa Shields earn Rio 2016 Olympic spots for USA women’s boxing; Mayer & Gonzalez head to rematch

In a scenic venue usually reserved the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, two female boxers won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing on Saturday. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) were adamant on closing the show on Saturday and the duo did just that with victories in their respective championship bouts at the Cannon...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Fuchs win US boxing trial; Gonzalez forces 3rd bout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields and surprising flyweight Virginia Fuchs won the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Saturday night. Lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez also beat Mikaela Mayer by unanimous decision in a rematch to force a decisive third bout between the two fighters for the trials championship Sunday. Shields beat Tika Hemingway by unanimous decision...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

USA women’s Olympic trials: Meet the middleweights, headlined by gold medalist Claressa Shields

The middleweight division, which is a minimum of 153 pounds and a maximum of 165 pounds, is the heaviest of the three Olympic weight divisions in women’s boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and national events. The United States’ own Claressa Shields won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships quarterfinal results: Claressa Shields, Marlen Esparza, Heidi Henriksen advance for Team USA

Semi-finalists revealed in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships The sixth competition day of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, Korea saw the winners of the quarter-finals achieve at least a guaranteed bronze medal, with two London 2012 Olympic Champions advancing to the last four in the event, as Katie Taylor walked over to the semi-finals, while US teenager...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships Day 4 results: USA Boxing wins big, Esparza, Shields & Wolf all advance

The winners of the Flyweight class (51 kg), Welterweight class (69 kg), Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) and Heavyweight class (+81 kg) advanced to the quarter-finals in Jeju, Korea on the fourth competition day of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which means they all need to win just one further bout for a guaranteed bronze medal. Many boxers excelled on Day 4, and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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