Numerically speaking, Claressa Shields “Road to Repeat” Olympic gold was as dominating as the action she produced inside the ring at the Rio Games.
Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba defeated Shakur Stevenson by a split decision to win gold in the bantamweight division Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
Claressa Shields will go for her second straight Olympic gold medal on Sunday after dominating Friday’s semifinal opponent, Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova.
Errol Spence Jr. suggested Claressa Shields should join the UFC when she turns pro instead of women’s boxing in order to expand her profile and her wallet.
Reigning Olympic champion Claressa Shields dominated her quarterfinal opponent to reach the middleweight semifinals on Friday as she tries to repeat.
The much-maligned U.S. Olympic men’s team will try to win gold for the first time since Andre Ward did it in 2004 in Athens with just six of a possible 10 boxers.
The U.S. Olympic boxing team is in Rio for final preparations. Competition starts Aug. 6 for a men’s squad that has won just one medal the past two Games.
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist became the first U.S. woman in amateur boxing history to win two world championships on the elite/senior level on Friday.
Claressa Shields, Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez and Charles Conwell all qualified for the U.S. team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August.
Claressa Shields is about to get her up-close moment with a soon-to-be penned movie about her Olympic gold-medal winning effort at age 17.