"She can't beat me, I've already won," Claressa Shields thought to herself before her final boxing match at the London Olympics. Hear from the reigning Olympic champion as she walks through that fight and the aftermath of receiving the gold medal she'd worked her whole life for.
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...
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7 days ago
“A champion. A coach always wants a champion. I think I got one. I just never thought it was gonna be a girl.” Retired pro-boxer Jason Crutchfield, sits in his gym reveling in the rise of his number one boxer, Claressa Shields. Shields punches the air and bounces up and down to warm up her legs. Her story has only just begun. “T-Rex” the documentary recounts Shields’ journey...
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16 days ago
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
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...
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October 31, 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...
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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