Claressa Shields is a renowned American Boxer who holds American Nationality and has been ranked among the best female boxers in the world. Currently, she is the unified world champion in the two weight classes, having led in two weight classes, WBC and the IBF female Super middleweight since 2008. Since 2008, she has held the title of Women Boxing Archive Network super middleweight. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Claressa Shields in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Claressa Shields was born in 1995 on March 17th in Flint Michigan where she schooled till 2012. She got introduced to boxing by her dad who was boxing in the Underground leagues. Her father was in prison from the time she was two years old, and he was only released when she turned nine years old.
After he was released, he discussed with her about a certain boxer, Laila Ali and this increased her curiosity when it came to the game. Her father only allowed her to pursue boxing when she turned eleven years old. Her first coach and trainer were Beary Hands who she has acknowledged that she trained her well.
While she was growing up in Flint, Michigan, she was sexually abused by the boyfriend of her mother. She got baptized at the age of thirteen, which was two years after she began boxing. She found faith through her strong Christian Faith and left home. In 2014, she tried to adopt her cousin’s daughter in 2014.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After she had won two junior Olympic championships, she completed her first open division tournament where she won the middleweight title and got to be named overall fighter and at the same time qualifying for the US Olympic trials. During the trials, she defeated the reigning champion, Franchon Crews and went on to win the Middleweight class. In 2011, she emerged the winner of the weight class at Women Elite Continental championship against a Canadian, Mary Spencer.
After she won the Olympic trials, news emerged that she needed to finish in the top eight finish at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship which was in China. Shields went pro in 2016 and won her first match by a unanimous decision. In 2017, she competed against Szilvia Szabados for North American Boxing Federation, which she won.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Claressa Shields is over $3 million. The fortune has been generated from her career as a kickboxer and has participated in very many tournaments. Shields has shied away from so much brand endorsement, and this is one reason her net worth has remained low in relation with other boxers.
His second passion after is playing Tennis. She had talked about the reason why she blocked Serena Williams who was her idol when she was growing up. This is because during the Olympics, Serena ignored her deliberately and this did hurt her very much.