Claressa Shields to be honored by her hometown
If there is one thing Claressa Shields loves more than fighting, it is her hometown of Detroit. The undisputed female Middleweight Champion always attempts to bring awareness to the Flint water issue that is still going on after all these years. With blue hair during her bouts, she does her best to give back to where she grew up.
On Saturday, April 27, Shields will be honored by her hometown. She will be recognized for her accomplishments in and out of the ring.
“Claressa Shields is an undisputed champion of women’s boxing in the ring, but even more importantly, she’s an undisputed champion for the people of Flint, Michigan every day outside the ring,” stated Shields’ manager Mark Taffet. “I’m so proud of Claressa and what she stands for, and I’m thrilled she will have such a special day on Saturday.”
The ceremony will take place at the Berston Field House on Saginaw Sreet. Doors will open at 3: 00 p.m. ET and the event will begin at six.
One of the only male or female fighter to win two Olympic gold medals in boxing, Shields recently defeated Christina Hammer at Boardwalk Hall in New Jersey to become WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO Middleweight Champion. The 24-year old will have a chance to say a few words, something she is not shy doing. It is rare for a boxer to get recognized as fast into their career as Shields has. It is a testament to her dominance and her will to spread awareness for an important cause.
The first 250 people to arrive will receive a free autographed photo of Shields.
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