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Black History Month: Celebrating Black Fighters

Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields (66-1) is an American boxer born in Flint, Michigan. In August 2012 Shields became the first American woman to win a boxing gold medal at the London Olympic games.

She won the Olympic Middleweight title by defeating Russian boxer Nadezda Torlopova, who was nearly twice her age. In 2015, Shields became the first American to win titles in women’s boxing at the Olympics and Pan American games.

Shields looks to continue making history and has her eyes set on winning gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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