At Turning Stone, Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields defeats Tori Nelson

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Cris (Cyborg) Justino spoke to reporters at MGM Grand Detroit on Thursday, August 3, 2017, ahead of the Claressa Shields-Nikki Adler weigh-in. This bout will headline the January 12 "ShoBox: The New Generation" card on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET.

"I'm long-time world champion and I have more experience". That will be the best fight ever. Golovkin owns the IBF, WBA and WBC middlweight titiles.

Shields controlled from opening to closing bell, sweeping 100-90 on all three judges' scorecards in the first 10-round distance fight of her career. "I believe I'll be added to that list if I do that because I'm fighting on TV, and I won't be any kind of a secret". "She definitely did what I thought she was going to do, be aggressive, try to pin me against the ropes".

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Nelson is a three-time Golden Gloves recipient and won numerous belts in her career. "She put on a good fight".

"No disrespect to Claressa, she doesn't have great power". Kirthmon F. Dozier DFPBuy Photo Claressa Shields trains for her upcomming fight against Szilvia Szabados on February 28, 2017 at Kronk Boxing Comunity Center in Detroit.

Nelson was in survival mode by the sixth round and Shields told trainer Jason Crutchfield heading to the seventh that Nelson was "getting weaker". Kirthmon F. Dozier DFPBuy Photo Claressa Shields poses with Keith Brooks on February 28, 2017 at Kronk Boxing Comunity Center in Detroit. Hammer recently signed with Salita Promotions, which has represented Shields.

Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) said she couldn't wait to make her USA debut. "I feel the energy, and I can't wait to fight against her".

"I think she's scared to fight me, to be honest", Shields said. He said he is pushing for the fight to happen at Little Caesars Arena.

Before entering the ring, Shields predicted she would win by TKO in either the fifth or sixth rounds. "They think she's a better fighter than me and I can't wait to show her she isn't". "I gave her a better fight than she was expecting".

Hammer (22-0) was on hand to watch Shields fight Nelson. She was just tough, 17-0, two knockouts.

"I landed every shot that I thought possible to land".

"Hammer just wants to scope".

The result handed Nelson, who is a former world middleweight champion, her first professional defeat. She did her game plan but I just did more. She did that when she at 1:34 of the fifth round during their August 4 fight in Detroit.

In the evening's main event, WBC and IBF world female super middleweight titleholder Claressa Shields defended her title against unbeaten American Tori Nelson.

"Against Tori, you're going to see (me being) a strong fighter, very sharp and very calm", Shields said. I'm in shape, and I've been going 10 rounds in the gym for the last couple weeks.

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