Claressa Shields

March 29, 2018

Bringing Boxing Back to Detroit

Terrell Groggins brings you the return of world class professional boxing to Detroit through his lens. A video collaboration which highlights several of the fighters of Salita Promotions, a company largely responsible for the influx of world class fighters and the resurgence of nationally televised boxing shows in Detroit. Detroit. America’s Comeback City. The city’s return to its former glory is on full display – new buildings are going up, the population is growing, jobs are coming back, the economy is on the rise, city life is vibrant. And the sport of boxing, part of the fabric of Detroit’s history, is experiencing its own comback in this comeback city. Detroit’s legendary status as a boxing capital – marked by such […]
March 5, 2018

Claressa Shields and Mary J Blige Appear as Superheroes in Commercial Aired During Sunday’s Oscars Broadcast

WBC and IBF World Super Middleweight Champion, and two-time US Olympic gold-medal winner, Claressa Shields, appeared with music legend and fellow female superstar Mary J. Blige in a special 60-second short film that aired during Sunday’s worldwide broadcast of the 90th Academy Awards. Directed by Dee Rees and sponsored by Walmart, the film was inspired by Walmart delivery boxes and featured Shields and Blige as superheroes. Proudly presenting an out of this world film created by director Dee Rees. It all begins when #TheWalmartBox arrives. #Oscars — Walmart (@Walmart) March 5, 2018 A world-famous singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, Blige is a nine-time Grammy Award winner, a three-time Golden Globe nominee and the first woman to receive multiple […]
January 3, 2018

Claressa Shields Beats Out Men for Prospect of the Year

In a rare once-in-a-lifetime moment, a female prizefighter has been selected Prospect of the Year as members of chose Claressa Shields as the best for 2017. Never mind that no other female has ever been considered before, nor that she already has two world titles, Shields has impressed so many with her multi-talented fighting skills that they foresee an extremely bright future for the Michigan native. Take that world. Following a year when many female and male boxers entered the pro fighting world after a foray in the Olympics, only Shields opened her pro debut against one of the best opponents you will ever see. No easy walk-overs for Shields. On November, 2016, just months after winning a second […]
January 3, 2018

Female Fighter of the Year – Claressa Shields.

Every year, there are a few spectacular knockouts that pull fans out of their seats and leave journalists struggling to describe the significance of them. There were plenty of tremendous knockouts in 2017, including Mikey Garcia’s stoppage of Dejan Zlaticanin; Sri Sor Rungvisai’s KO of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Anthony Joshua’s stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko in their thrilling heavyweight title fight. None of those, though, is the 2017 Yahoo Sports boxing KO of the Year. If you haven’t heard of Zolani Tete, the WBO bantamweight champion, you will. And if you happen to catch his knockout of Siboniso Gonya on Nov. 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, it’s safe to say you’ll make plans to see him again. The bell rang, […]
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