June 29, 2017

Claressa Shields To Challenge Wbc World Champion Nikki Adler I Friday, August 4

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields To Challenge Wbc World Champion Nikki Adler In Main Event Of Shobox: The New Generation Friday, August 4 Adler & Shields to Unify Women’s Super Middleweight Division in “Battle of the Best” at MGM Grand Detroit Live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT DETROIT (June 28, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit. A native of Flint, Mich., Shields (3-0, 1 KO) is the most accomplished amateur boxer in U.S. history and the only […]
June 26, 2017

Claressa Shields Dominates to Win WBC Silver Belt.

In just her first eight-round fight, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields scored a spectacular unanimous decision victory last Friday, June 16, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to win the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title. Shields (3-0, 1KO) dominated tough Sydney “Ginger the Ninja” LeBlanc (4-2-1), winning all eight rounds on all three judges’ scorecards en route to adding the WBC Silver belt to her NABF Middleweight Championship belt. LeBlanc was simply no match for the blazing fists of crowd favorite Shields, who has convincingly established herself as a world championship-class contender in women’s boxing after just three professional fights. (Photos by Bob Ryder) Shields’ bout was the main event of a jam-packed Detroit Brawl event which set a new gate record […]
June 16, 2017

Claressa Shields: I have the skills to beat world’s best female boxers

The 2 time olympic gold medalist takes on Sydney LeBlanc for the vacant WBC Super middleweight silver championship. Becoming the best requires beating the best. That’s exactly what Claressa Shields intends to do. America’s only male or female boxer to repeat as gold medalist, the Flint native is trying to remain patient while working toward bouts against the world’s best pound-for-pound female fighters. Biding her time, however, has not been easy for Shields. “I always tell my promoter (Salita Promotions) that I want the girls with the (zeroes) on their records like Tori Nelson, (World Boxing Council super middleweight champion) Nikki Adler and (WBC middleweight champion) Christina Hammer because I feel I have the skills to beat them,” said Shields. “Maybe they […]
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