Can she do it? Claressa Shields is just one boxing match away from becoming a back to back gold medalist. You definitely won’t want to miss her shot at glory, so here’s how you can watch her Aug. 21 bout via Live Stream!
What an amazing way to spend the closing day of the Olympics, fighting for the gold medal! That is the task at hand for Claressa Shields, 21, as she will be battling Nouchka Fontijn, 28, of the Netherlands in the finals for the women’s middleweight class. This should be an epic battle for the ages, but Claressa is out to defend the gold that she won in London’s 2012 games. Can she go back to back in Rio? Be sure to tune in at 1pm EST Aug. 21 to find out. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THE WOMEN’S OLYMPIC MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING FINALS
Claressa showed her dominance in the semifinals when she destroyed Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova, 28, in a unanimous 3-0 decision. Nouchka didn’t have it as easy in her semi’s match against China’s Li Qian, 19, who have her a total run for her money, taking it to a 2-1 split decision. We can’t wait to see the outcome between the powerhouse Claressa and scrappy Nounchka. It should make for some really exciting viewing.
Claressa is a total trailblazer when it comes to women’s boxing. It didn’t become an Olympic sport until the London 2012 games where she became the first woman to take home an Olympic boxing gold medal when she was just 17-years-old. That’s quite an accomplishment!
HollywoodLifers, are you going to be tuning in to watch the ladies battle it out for the gold medal? Will you be cheering on Claressa?