Claressa Shields Named BWAA’s 2018 Female Fighter of the Year

In a pivotal year for women’s boxing that saw the sport reach more people than ever before, two-time United States Olympic gold medal winner Claressa Shields continued to soar, as she successfully defended her two world middleweight titles, then added three super middleweight belts before the end of a campaign that earned her the 2018 Christy Marin Award, which is given to the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Female Fighter of the Year. “I am thrilled and honored to receive the Fighter of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. It is a dream come true, and it furthers my goal to lift women’s boxing to new levels,” Shields said. “In 2019…

Claressa Shields Set To Headline ShoBox On March 10th

Claressa Shields will continue to make boxing history in just her second professional fight. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will headline the March 10th edition of Shobox: The New Generation. Her appearance makes her the first female professional boxer to headline a show on a premium cable network. Taking place at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Shields looks to dazzle in front of her hometown crowd against Hungary’s Szilvia “Sunset” Szabados in a six-round super middleweight bout. Speaking to USA Today Sports, Shields feels fans will respect her choice of opponent given her vast experience and excited to be fight close to home. “People do look at numbers, and she’s got way more (pro) experience…

Claressa Shields Names Franchon Crews As First Pro Opponent

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields took to social media today to announce the opponent for her much anticipated pro debut on the lead-off freeview telecast of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shields is set to face decorated fellow American Franchon Crews in a four-round middleweight bout, with each round timed at two-minutes. This will not be the first time the two have faced off. In their first matchup Shields, then a 16 year old, upset Crews, the top-ranked American women middleweight, during the 2012 Olympic Trials, the first U.S. team trials for women’s boxing. Crews will also be making her professional debut. Fans can…

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.