22 Yr old Claressa Shields is a professional boxer whose net worth is now $2 million. Check out her wiki, height, age, boyfriend name, and family details. In the world of professional boxing Claressa Shields is an inspiration. Winning an Olympic gold is not at all easy, winning two, back to back, is mind-blowing. Claressa Shields became a boxing star when she won two consecutive Olympic gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and again at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Upon winning the two consecutive medals, she became the very first American Boxer, male / female to achieve that feat. If you thought this was amazing wait till you hear that, Shields is also the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in boxing.
|Full Name||Claressa Shields|
|Birth Date||March 17, 1995|
|Height||5.10 feet / 1.78 m|
|Weight||75 kg / 165 lbs|
|Parents||Bo Shields and Marcella Adams|
|Net worth||$2 Million|
|Source Of Earning||Boxing|
Claressa Shields is a native of Flint, Michigan. Shields’ father, Bo Shields is also a boxer. Bo is the one who introduced Claressa to boxing and since then there was no turning back. Shields was always motivated by Laila Ali, boxer daughter of the legendary Muhammad Ali. Bo’s mother and Shields’ grandmother is the one who encouraged her to break any restrictions that may pose due to her gender, and that has been a cause for Shields to be adamant in pursuing a male dominated sports like boxing. Don’t forget to check out other professional boxers like Tony Bellew, Marvin Hagler and Alistair Overeem who have high worth.
At the prime age of 11, Shields took up boxing as her major interest and found immense strength in her Christian faith. She regularly prays before any match she is participating in. Shields is a champion in the middleweight and the super middleweight divisions of boxing. When Shields took part in the 2012 Olympic trials, she was just 17 years old, a high school junior. Of all the boxers who participated in the trials, she was the youngest. Her achievements, however, does not end with the Olympic triumph. Claressa won gold medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships during 2014 and again just after 02 year in 2016. It didn’t stop her there as she bagged a gold medal again at the 2015 Pan American Games. She has held the regional NABF female middleweight title since March 2017.
In 2015, a documentary, directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari was made on her life story and achievements. It was named, “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold”. Soon after in 2016, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to produce a film on her story. The famed director of the Oscar winning film “Moonlight”, Barry Jenkins, has been roped to write the screenplay of the film. Claressa Shields is also going to act in Susan Seidelman’s directorial venture “Punch Me”.