May 18, 2017
Thomas "Tommy" Hearns With Claressa Shields

Thomas Hearns visits Claressa Shields in training camp for Detroit bout

FLINT, MI – Preteen girls Kaya Grair, 11, and Dachae Blackwell, 12, stood near the doorway entrance of the FWC Berston boxing gym. Sure, they recognized Claressa Shields training with black and purple box braids, but they couldn’t identify the older gentleman strolling around the sweltering basement gymnasium in a gray suit on Wednesday evening, as nearly 30 young boxers were busy putting in work with other coaches. “I really don’t care,” Grair said, laughing. “It’s just entertaining.” “I just came down here to watch Claressa Shields because she is a boxer and she’s famous,” Blackwell added, as the duo giggled. That 6-foot-1 slender man surveying Shields happened to be one of boxing greatest champions – known simply as “The […]
May 11, 2017

Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields to Face Dominican’s Mery Rancier.

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields to Face Dominican’s Mery Rancier for WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship at Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl on Friday, June 16, at Masonic Temple in Detroit.     Promoter Dmitriy Salita is proud to announce he will feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and now Women’s NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the main event of his next “Detroit Brawl” on Friday, June 16, 2017.   Shields (2-0, 1 KO) will face tough veteran Mery Rancier (7-8-3, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship. In her last fight, Rancier went the distance with 16-0 multiple-time world champion, and current WBC Super Middleweight Champion, Nikki Adler […]
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