Professional Boxing’s Fan Favorite Photo Collection, ladies first

The intent of this posting, a never ending work in progress, is to exhibit those classic, timeless, beautiful photos of not only the top performers within our lifetime but also pay homage to the high achievers with whom they did battle. No doubt their story lines are so abundant the imaginative Hollywood Script writer might want to use this ever changing, ever improving source when they are in search of their next subject for a book, a screenplay, a poem, those gems which involve a real life, world experience.

There is no need for any introduction: Claressa Shields is currently ranked as the world’s best female light middleweight and the best active female boxer pound for pound. She is the only female boxer to hold all four of the major World Titles in boxing.

You talk about overachievers, on August 22, 2021 it was announced Claressa Shields was to have the street she grew up on in Flint, Michigan, honorarily dedicated in her name by City of Flint Mayor Sheldon Neely who stated he was overjoyed to make such a presentation. The 26 year-old was presented this accolade, which turned Spencer Street into Claressa Shields Street, at her Joy Tabernacle Church where she was a guest speaker. Also, less we forget, when the now President Joe Biden needed to be introduced at a Pre-election Campaign rally in Michigan, that Democrat Election Steering Committee came looking for Claressa Shields and the twice Olympic Gold Medalist did an admirable job of introducing the next President of the United States.
“Claressa Shields continues to make us all proud while exemplifying what it means to be a true champion,” said Mayor Neely. “She has accomplished so much, remains connected to this community and we just want to honor her. This street dedication is well-deserved.” Shields now (11-0, 2 KOs) in the Professional Boxing ranks, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, a three-division professional boxing champion, is the first fighter, male or female, to unify championships in two divisions and the fastest boxer in history to win titles in three different weight classes, stated this award is especially touching for her. “My Grandma would be so PROUD!!!! I’m overjoyed.”


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