Claressa Shields (born March 17, 1995) is an American professional boxer who has held the unified WBC and IBF female super middleweight titles since August 2017.
As an amateur she won a gold medal in the women’s middleweight division at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, making her the first American boxer—female or male—to win consecutive Olympic medals. Shields was the youngest boxer at the February 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, winning the event in the 165 lb (75 kg) middleweight division. In May, she qualified for the 2012 Olympics, the first year in which women’s boxing was an Olympic event, and went to become the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing.
On August 4, 2017, Shields defeated defending champ Nikki Adler in Detroit for the WBC super-middleweight belt and the vacant IBF super-middleweight belt. The fight was on Showtime.
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