Claressa Shields

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  • Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Boxer
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  • Gained an interest in boxing at the age of 11 after her father told her about Muhammad Ali's daughter and boxer Laila Ali.
  • Is the first person in her family to graduate high school.
  • In 2011, took gold as the Junior Olympic National Champion.
  • Held a record of 26 - 0 until the 2012 World Championships in China, where she lost her only match prior to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
  • Became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing at the 2012 Olympics in London.
  • Presented the 2012 National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal to Muhammad Ali.
  • Is a 2014 and 2015 U.S.A. Boxing National Champion.
  • Became the first American to win gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
  • Appeared in a national commercial for the Audi A3 alongside Ricky Gervais in 2015.
  • Was featured in a commercial for Powerade's Just a Kid campaign.
  • Defended her gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, beating Nouchka Fontjin of the Netherlands in the final.
  • Supports the Universal Kidney Foundation.


  • Clarence Shields — Father
  • Marcella Adams — Mother
  • Joanna Adams — Grandmother
  • Briana — Sister


  • Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Boxer

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