Claressa Shields

The Rise: Part Two of Three-Part Showtime Sports® Digital Series Available Now

Latest Installment of Digital Series Profiles Claressa Shields Ahead of Historic Title Fight



WHAT: SHOWTIME Sports has released part two of the digital franchise THE RISE which profiles boxing’s stars as they grind their way to the top.

The current three-part installment features 24-year-old undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields as she prepares to make history in her sixth headlining appearance on SHOWTIME this Saturday, October 5 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

In part two, viewers are introduced to Shields’ trainer, former world champion and highly regarded John David Jackson, who refers to himself as Shields’ technical advisor. The pair reflect on two of their most important fights to date, when Shields overcame a knockdown to defeat Hanna Gabriels and when she put in a dominating display over Christina Hammer to become the undisputed middleweight world champion.

THE RISE is part of a collection of digital offerings from SHOWTIME Sports that delivers exclusive access to the personalities, training camps and fight nights of boxing’s best fighters and future stars. Other original, digital-exclusive franchises from SHOWTIME Sports include DAY IN CAMP, FIGHT NIGHT, THE APPROACH and RING RESUME, an all-encompassing lineup of content available on SHOWTIME Sports online platforms and tailored specifically for a digital audience.


WHERE: THE RISE is created specifically for Snapchat and Instagram TV platforms and designed to reach young audiences with short-form, deep-dive, authentic storytelling. THE RISE: CLARESSA SHIELDS is also available on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page.

INFO: Shields will aim to make history as the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion when she takes on former world champion Ivana Habazin for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title on Saturday, October 5 on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich.

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