BOXING SUPERSTAR CLARESSA SHIELDS TO HOLD PUBLIC/MEDIA WORKOUT WITH STUDENTS AT THE DOWNTOWN BOXING GYM IN DETROIT MAY 9
SHIELDS TO FIGHT FOR TITLE IN SECOND WEIGHT CLASS vs HANNA GABRIELS ON JUNE 22 AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE IN DETROIT – LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
FOLLOWING HER WORKOUT, SHIELDS WILL SPEAK WITH DOWNTOWN BOXING GYM YOUTH PROGRAM STUDENTS, INCLUDING A QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION WITH THE KIDS
CLARESSA SHIELDS PUBLIC/MEDIA WORKOUT:
DATE: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
LOCATION: Downtown Boxing Gym, 6445 E. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48207
3:30-3:45pm – Media/Public Arrival
4:00-4:30pm – Workout Session
4:30-4:50pm – Media Q&A
4:50-5:30pm – Claressa Speaks with Students and Q&A
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS/PHOTOS:
- Claressa Shields – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and WBC & IBF Super-Middleweight World Champion
- John David Jackson – Claressa’s Trainer
- Dmitriy Salita – Founder of Salita Promotions
- Khali Sweeney – Founder & CEO of Downtown Boxing Gym
2x Olympic Gold Medalist and Unified Women’s Super-Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become a two-division world champion when she faces unified women’s 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships at Masonic Temple in Detroit on Friday, June 22.
Shields (5-0, 2 KOs) grew up in nearby Flint and was the first American boxer in history (male or female) to win consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. The 23-year-old turned professional following the 2016 Olympics and became the Unified Women’s Super-Middleweight World Champion in just her fourth professional fight. Shields now begins her first camp with renowned trainer, John David Jackson, as she attempts to become a two-division champion.
The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program is a free, after school academic and athletic program that currently serves 150 Detroit students ages 8-18 with a waiting list of more than 850 students. The gym teaches books before boxing with a focus on tutoring, mentorship and enrichment programs, and has a 100% high school graduation rate since its inception in 2007. The program's founder and CEO, Khali Sweeney, was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2017.
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Claressa Shields' historic run continues with headline bout in Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels to meet for vacant middleweight belts
Claressa Shields Vs. Hanna Gabriels Is Set For June 22 On Showtime