Gold medalist adds punch to 'second' pitch

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.
10 days ago

After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

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...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Claressa Shields becomes first American boxer to win two gold medals

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...
Via The OC Register
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Claressa Shields wins gold in women’s middle weight boxing

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...
Via Excelle Sports
August 21, 2016

Claressa Shields successfully defends her Olympic title

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...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Shields, Stevenson move on to next round in Rio

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....
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Claressa Shields wins gold at women’s world championships, USA Boxing finishes 3rd in medal count

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympian Claressa Shields Discusses Childhood Abuse & Olympic Glory

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.
Via BadCulture
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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