News | Nov 16 2016

Claressa Shields aiming to take women’s boxing to new heights

Claressa Shields debuts on the Kovalev-Ward show
Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports

DOUBLE Olympic champion Claressa Shields intends to bring women’s boxing into the mainstream as she prepares for her professional debut on the Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward undercard this weekend.

The 21-year-old was a phenomenal amateur, winning two Olympic gold medals and two World gold medals, on top of Pan American success last year.

Shields’ bout will be televised for free in America before the HBO broadcast switches to pay-per-view, and her fight will also be streamed online.