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....
Claressa Shields knew her dad had a passion for boxing, but convincing him to let her take lessons was an uphill battle. Eventually he relented, and now he has become her biggest supporter.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Claressa Shields won a gold medal as the most dominant fighter in London at the first Olympic women’s boxing tournament. After reigning atop the amateur sport for the ensuing three years, the ferocious American middleweight was favored to win gold again in Rio de Janeiro. And here came this Irish boxing coach trying to change her game. “Oh, we clashed heads...
Via The Denver Post
16 days ago
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Claressa Shields won a gold medal as the most dominant fighter in London at the first Olympic women's boxing tournament. After reigning atop the amateur sport for the ensuing three years, the ferocious American middleweight was favored to win gold again in Rio de Janeiro. And here came this Irish boxing coach trying to change her game. "Oh, we clashed...
Claressa Shields ate three hard boiled eggs and two pieces of bacon—and still felt hungry. Although the aroma of sizzling bacon embodied the kitchen, it wasn’t what Shields craved more of. Shields woke up hungry for a gold medal. In 2012, Shields became the first female boxer to win a gold medal. Now, closing in on Rio, she has a chance to win another. “I’m so hungry...
Via Excelle Sports
July 06, 2016
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...
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
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...
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