Claressa Shields Biography
Claressa Shields is an American professional boxer. She is well known for being the first American boxer female or male to win consecutive Olympic medals. She is currently dating to Ardreal Holmes.
Claressa Shields Early Life & Education
Claressa Shields was born on March 17, 1995, in the city of Flint, Michigan. She came from a split family, as her father Bo was sent to prison. Her mother, Marcella Adams, fought with drug addiction.
Instagram: Claressa young;
Her father believed it was not for women and refused to allow Shields to box until she was 11 years old. But her grandmother supported her and told her that she could do whatever she wanted in life and gender was not a restriction.
Claressa Shields started training regularly, until she was at the gym daily, avoiding activities she saw her classmates doing, such as going to parties and dating. That time she met her coach and trainer, Jason Crutchfield, who will accompany her to the Summer Games.
Claressa Shields Career
At the age of 16, Claressa was training for the Olympic Trials to be part of the first US women’s boxing team and finished up getting three fights in the middleweight division.
During 2012 Summer Olympics, female boxers moved into the ring for the first time to compete for Olympic gold. As well as, Claressa Shields went to the World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, in May 2012 to qualify to fit one of the boxers.
Twitter: Claressa playing match;
In 2014, Shields gained the World Championships, and in the same year, she converted the first American to win trophies in women’s boxing at the Olympics and Pan American Games.
As a result, Shields obtained gold at the 2016 AMBC Olympic Qualifying tournament in Argentina. She also got the gold at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics by beating Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands, the only American gold medalist in the team, and granted the inaugural women’s race of the Val Barker Trophy at the game.
Instagram: Claressa celebrating her victory;
Shields will meet Nikki Adler in Detroit for the ‘World Boxing Council super-middleweight belt’ on August 4, 2017, and the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight belt. The fight will be on Showtime.
Claressa Shields Struggle
Claressa faced a lot of struggle during her childhood. Her mother struggled with addiction, and her father spent most of his life in Prison. She grew up the situation where she didn’t always have food on the table. Her mother had many boyfriends while she was growing up.
Claressa was sexually molested by her youngest brother’s father every day after school. Claressa was extremely quiet in her younger years, and, according to Bleacher, was often bullied by people and made fun of her, small stature and frizzy hair. She didn’t begin speaking until age five.
Youtube: Official trailer of Claressa’s documentary;
Shields is the point of the 2015 documentary “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold.” In 2016 Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast, which holds Olympic broadcast rights in the United States, acquired the rights to produce a film about her life story.
Claressa Shields Personal Life
Shields is in a relationship with boxer boyfriend, Ardreal Holmes. The couple has been dating for past four years. However, the couple has still kept their relationship pretty quiet. Shields told the website, “We didn’t really put it out there. It’s all over our Twitters and Instagrams, and people in our town know, but we didn’t talk about it too much. Until now.”
Instagram: Claressa with her boyfriend Ardreal Holmes;
Shields assumes having a boyfriend in the same sport helps her. She has a last-minute sparring co-worker whenever she needs one. Her former boxing partner, Jason Crutchfield, was the Olympic champ’s coach since she was around thirteen, but once he told her she shouldn’t date, as it would distract her in the ring, Shields neglected him and went with another trainer.
The couple generally spends their days at Bedrock Boxing Gym, preparing up for their next fight, and evenings cuddled on the couch, watching shows like Empire. Both won gold medals at the 2015 USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Washington, and are ranked No. 1 in the US in their weight classes.
Claressa Shields Net worth
Shields won a gold medal in the women’s middleweight division during her an amateur time. Claressa Shields graced the first American woman to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. Beng a one of the fortunate player her assumed net worth has $ ?2 million.
Instagram: Claressa’s victory;
Her most of profit source acclaims from her boxing career and sponsorships or endorsements. To know more about her, you can find her F?acebook, Twitter, and Instagram.