Claressa Shields: Ruler of the Ring

by FaLessia Booker Claressa Shields Although she is only 19, Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields, the feisty fighting phenom from Flint (say that five times fast!), is poised to once again take the Olympic world by storm. In the 2012 Summer Games, Shields won an Olympic middleweight gold medal against Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova. Though the Summer Olympic Games in which…

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‘Fighting: Gold Medal Boxer Claressa Shields Knocks Out Opponents and Stereotypes

By Chevas D. Samuels Photography by Inspirational Light Enterprises Cover by Tisha Brenee’ Hair by Tonya Smith Makeup by Nika Brown Claressa Shields should become acquainted with hearing the word ‘first’ whenever her name is mentioned. After all, Shields is the first American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games last summer, the first games to offer…

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