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Claressa Shields

Flint’s Claressa Shields wins gold, makes history in U.S. boxing

Flint’s Claressa Shields made history this afternoon, becoming the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, defeating the Netherland’s Nouchka Fontijn in the women’s middleweight (75 kg). This is gold medal story of survival, escaping from poverty and a difficult childhood, bouncing between 11 homes by the time she was 12, turning all...

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USA Boxing’s Under Armour Elite Female Boxer of the Year – Claressa Shields

2015 Accomplishments: – 2015 USA Boxing National Champion – First Female to win Pan American Games Gold in Boxing – 2015 Women’s Boxing Olympic Team Trials Gold Medalist Seven questions with Claressa Shields What was your proudest moment of 2015? “My proudest moment 2015 was winning the Pan American Games and being chosen as USA’s...

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Flint boxer Claressa Shields wins second U.S. Olympic Team Trials championship

FLINT, MI – Claressa Shields made history over the weekend as the first American female boxer to win two straight Olympic Trials titles. She scored a 3-0 victory over her rival Tika Hemingway of Brackenridge, Pa., on Saturday at Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. The bout was a rematch of the 2012 finals...

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