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Shields wants legacy for women’s boxing quoting : Detroit Local News

as informed in “But I don’t think I’m beatable, I’m sorry, I just don’t think that.
Now Shields sees her role as creating a legacy for women’s boxing to help it stick, as she said, for longer than just a handful of years.
“I’m glad they chose me, because this is the reintroduction of women’s boxing and if you’re going to follow women’s boxing you’re going to have to follow me because I’m one of the best ones that do it.
“I decided to join the fight for women’s boxing in a professional (way),” said Shields, who will turn 22 a few days after the fight.
I decided to join that fight because I wanted women’s boxing to be a little easier for the little girls coming up behind me.

Shields wants legacy for women's boxing

according to NoneClaressa Shields shows the numerous medals she has won in competitions on Feb. 28, 2017 at Kronk Boxing Comunity Center in Detroit.
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Claressa Shields tries to buck women’s boxing history in her pro ascension

Women’s pro boxing slipped greatly in popularity over the last decade, post-Ali.
Like all great amateurs turned pro, Shields quickly has found the dodge in full effect.
DETROIT — In the quest to make women’s boxing relevant, and gobs of loot too, nothing about the Claressa Shields project quite jibes with typical fight-game realities.
She entered pro boxing at the top of the game.
It also is notable that Michigan, Shields’ home base, once played host to the greatest debacle in women’s boxing history, a 2002 Martin-St. John fight at the Pontiac Silverdome.

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