American teen Claressa Shields boxes to gold medal match - Claressa Shields, left, defeated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in a middleweight 75-kg semifinal. (AP/Patrick Semansky) Seventeen-year-old American female boxer Claressa Shields is one win away from a gold medal.
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields makes history, wins second Olympic gold: If Claressa Shields was anything coming into the 2016 Olympics, it was confident. “I definitely feel like I’m the best fighter here, male or female,” the 21-year-old American boxer said midway through the Rio Games. Shields delivered in the gold medal match Sunday, taking down middleweight Nouchka