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Shields stops Szabados in 4th round on milestone night

DETROIT (AP) Claressa Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados at the midway point of the fourth round Friday night in their fight for the NABF middleweight championship on Showtime. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight at the 1:30 mark of the fourth, after Shields (2-0) had landed a strong left-handed punch to the head...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields hoping to create bright future for women's boxing

DETROIT (AP) In only her second fight as a professional, Claressa Shields is set to make history. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will become the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable when she faces Szilvia Szabados on Friday night on Showtime. After making a name for herself with her Olympic achievements, the 21-year-old Shields is eager to become the type...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Claressa Shields ‘won’t be playing any games’ on March 10

Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shield’s is the epitome of what Women’s History Month stands for. The Flint, Michigan-born, knock-out boxer has defied all the odds in her life to become the first boxer, male or female, to win an Olympic gold medal twice in a row. On March 10, even more history is set to be made when Shields fights Hungary’s Szilvia (Sunset...
Via Excelle Sports
March 02, 2017

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

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
November 16, 2015  |  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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