Claressa Shields is an American professional boxer and mixed martial artist who had held the undisputed female middleweight championship from 2019 to September 2020; having held the unified WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), and IBF (International Boxing Federation) female middleweight titles since 2018; as well as the WBO (World Boxing Organization) female middleweight title from 2019 to September 2020. She had also won the unified WBC and WBO female light middleweight titles in January 2020; in addition to having held the unified WBC and IBF female super middleweight titles from 2017 to 2018. At the amateur level, representing the United States in the middleweight category, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2012 London Olympics, the 2014 Jeju World Championships, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the 2016 Astana World Championships. She had also won a ‘Gold’ medal in the light heavyweight category, at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. In November 2020, she had signed up with Professional Fighters League through which she had wished to develop a career in mixed martial arts.

Born Name

Claressa Maria Shields

Nick Name

T-Rex

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, United States

Residence

Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, United States

Nationality

 

Education

Claressa had attended the Flint Northwestern High School in her hometown of Flint. After her high school graduation, she had studied at Olivet College, a private Christian liberal arts college in Olivet, Michigan.

Occupation

Professional Boxer, Mixed Martial Artist

Family

  • Father – Bo Shields (Former Underground League Boxer)
  • Mother – Marcella Adams
  • Siblings – Artis Mack (Older Brother), Briana Shields (Younger Sister), Dusable Lewis (Brother)

Manager

She is represented by Pro Players Sports Management, Talent Management Agency, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States.

Weight(s)

Middleweight, Super Middleweight

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Claressa has dated –

  1. Ardreal Holmes (2013–2016)
  2. Tony Richardson (2017-Present)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Long, straight hair
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face
  • Has the ‘Olympic Rings’ logo tattooed on her right bicep
  • Has another tattoo on her left shoulder

Religion

Christianity

Brand Endorsements

Claressa had been featured in a 2018 TV commercial for Walmart.

Claressa Shields Facts

  1. Claressa, between the ages of 2 and 9, had not been in contact with her father as he was serving a prison sentence. During this time, she was raised by her grandmother. Her interest in boxing was piqued by her father who used to often talk about his boxing experiences with her, upon his release.
  2. She is the first member of her family to have graduated from high school.
  3. When she had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the middleweight category at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, she had become the first American boxer in history, male or female, to have won medals at successive editions of the Olympic Games.
  4. 4 years earlier, she had become the first American woman to win a ‘Gold’ medal in boxing at the Olympic Games.
  5. As of December 2020, she was one of just 8 boxers in history, male or female, to have held all 4 major world boxing (WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO) simultaneously.

Featured Image by Claressa Shields / Instagram

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Facts of Claressa Shields

  • full nameClaressa Shields
  • Date of Birth March 17, 1995
  • Age 26 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight75 kg
  • height5 ft 10 in

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