Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields scored a unanimous 10-round choice over Tori Viscount Nelson on weekday already dark at Turning Stone casino to carry her women’s WBC and IBF high-quality middleweight international titles.
each of the three judges scored the fight 100-ninety for Shields (5-zero, 2 KOs), of Flint, UN agency turned into nearly 20 years younger than her opponent. The forty one-yr-old Viscount Nelson (17-1-3, 1 KO), UN agency received a middleweight world title in 2011, however, do well fought two occasions owing to June 2015, lost for the first time in her career. Nelson, of Ashburn, Virginia, took the combat to Shields at the first, however, because the bout wore at the younger champion proven to be the larger skilled boxer, able to avoid Nelson’s large hooks and victimisation her jab to stay her for trapping.
Nelson did land a sharp frame shot within the seventh spherical as she positioned Shields at the ropes and landed many additional punches, but the 22-yr-antique Shields, UN agency likes to boast she’s the best of incomparable, controlled to beat back most of the onerous punches and landed a paw that shocked Viscount Nelson and despatched her backward.
in the final spherical, Viscount Nelson becomes swinging wildly seeking out a knockout whereas Shields methodically landed punches to the highest, missing over one massive one. The combat terminated with a powerful mitt from the champion. Shields pummeled Nikki Adler final August to win the two nice middleweight titles. That lopsided combat, Adler’s initial loss in seventeen bouts, turned into stopped within the fifth spherical. Shields’ combos left Adler defenseless in an exceeding match-up of antecedently undefeated boxers.
WBO and WBC middleweight champion Christina Hammer (21-0, 9 KOs) watched that bout near the ring, reconnaissance capability fighters. Shields expressed once her finish weekday already dark, that become televised live to tell the tale start, that she might want to simply move down in weight to face Hammer, who’s from Kazak and become there once more to look at. “I suppose she’s pretty afraid, to be sincere. She’s additionally concerned just about Pine Tree State than I’m here,” Shields aforesaid once her win. “ I am able to wait to combat her and show her that she isn’t (higher than me).”
Shields is that the initial feminine to headline a combat card on top cable, conjointly doing thus in March and once more in August on start. She’s conjointly the only Yankee, male or feminine, to win a boxing palm seeing that Andre Ward captured one at Athens in 2004. the only completely different U.S. boxer to win 2 Olympic gold medals is King Oliver church building, UN agency took the bantamweight and featherweight titles within the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis.