TWO-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields took to social media to announce the opponent for her much anticipated pro debut on the lead-off freeview telecast of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, November 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.