Claressa Shields vs. Tori Nelson
|Claressa Shields||Winner Unanimous Decision|
From the recent published sporting news report online through Associated Press (AP), Claressa Maria Shields successfully defended her titles against Tori Nelson last Friday (January 12, 2018) via unanimous decision.
Shields and Nelson fought in a 10-round championship boozing held at Turning Stone Hotel and Casino in Verona, New York. Shields who is a 2-time champion is Olympic boxing and managed to keep both her IBF as well as WBC Super Middleweight Championships belt last Friday.
According to the shared information online about this recent bout, all of the judges gave the same scorecards (100-90) in favor of the 22-year-old American boxer who is a native of Flint in Michigan. The victory of the 5-foot-10 lady boxer now improved her professional record to 5-0 (2 wins via KOs).
As for 41-year-old Nelson who is a native of Ashburn in Virginia, she now has a record of 17-1-3 (only 1 win via KO). Her last fight is on June 2015 wherein she lost and absorbed her first defeat that year.
Despite the effort of Nelson to match the intensity and power of Shields, it appeared that the young fighter proved her worth inside the boxing ring. She was able to land good punches against Tori and this somehow exhausted the older boxer from Virginia.
Nelson managed to control the fight during the 7th round, but Shields came back stronger in the following rounds until the 10th round to sealed her victory.
The defending champion is now eying to face Christina Hammer who watched the bout last Friday at the ringside. Hammer is a native of Kazakhstan and currently holding both the WBC and WBO Middleweight Championship titles.
“I think she’s pretty scared, to be honest. She’s more worried about me than I am her,” said Shields said after beating Nelson as quoted by the reported news. “I can’t wait to fight her and show her that she isn’t (better than me),” she added.
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