Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields defeats Tori Nelson

Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields defeats Tori Nelson

WBC and IBF female super middleweight champion Claressa Shields retained her world titles with a one-sided, lackluster ten round unanimous decision over Tori Nelson on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

Nearly twice her opponent's age, 41-year-old Nelson suffered the first defeat of her career as all three judges in NY scored the bout 100-90 for Shields (5-0, 2 KOs).

Shields (5-0, 2 KOs) went strong to the body as well, landing 63 body shots to 21 for Nelson, who has a son as old as Shields and who works as a part-time waitress and school bus driver to supplement her boxing earnings.

Friday's clash will be featured in Tuesday's Sportswomen programme on Sky Sports News, and will also be available on demand from Monday.

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"As far as fighting me, I think she's pretty scared, to be honest", Shields said. "She was just tough". A lot of times, when I did see shots open and I went for them, I got head-butted. "It's a great combination me and her on the same card", she said.

Shields tried her best to get a knockout in the 10th round, but wasn't able to hurt Nelson with any of her punches. Shields got full extension on a right hand to Nelson's jaw in that sequence, but Nelson took it well. She was supposed to have fought today, on the undercard. "She didn't even show up here to fight". She's more anxious about me than I am about her.

Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) said she couldn't wait to make her USA debut.

She's likely to return to the ring in April and perhaps drop down in weight to face unbeaten middleweight champ Christina Hammer of Germany in June or July. "She definitely did what I thought she was going to do, be aggressive, try to pin me against the ropes". Shields, meanwhile, claimed boxing gold at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in London and Rio.

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