News | Mar 10 2017

Claressa Shields: ‘I grew up hearing that women can’t fight. I’m ready to show how wrong that is.’

Claressa Shields has her second professional fight tonight
Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports

TWO-TIME Olympic champion Claressa Shields intends to shatter misconceptions about women’s boxing as she prepares to make history tonight.

In her second fight since turning professional, Shields faces former world title challenger Szilvia Szabados in the first women’s boxing event in US premium television history, with Showtime broadcasting her in the main event.

After weighing in yesterday, Shields is raring to go for the event at the MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan, less than an hour from her home in Flint.