News | Nov 20 2016

Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields victorious in pro debut

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields defeats Franchon Crews on Kovalev-Ward undercard
Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields defeated Franchon Crews in her professional debut on the Las Vegas strip on Saturday night.

The twenty-one-year-old Shields coasted to a unanimous decision victory on the Sergey Kovalev – Andre Ward undercard, earning 40-36 marks on all three of the judges’ scorecards.

Shields began her professional career on Saturday night with a right hook that seemed to have been blasted out of a cannon.


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