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Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Showtime Defense

Flint, Mich. - Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields spoke to media at a workout session in her hometown of Flint, Mich., before she departed to Verona, N.Y. to defend her 168-pound titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson tomorrow night, Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME. Photos by Stephanie Trapp.

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Shields will weigh in this afternoon prior to tomorrow night’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast from Turning Stone Resort Casino. The telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and features the battle of two undefeated 140-pound prospects Shohjahon Ergashev and Sonny Fredrickson and Jesse Hernandez making his ShoBox return against Ernesto Garza.

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Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Salita Promotions, are currently on sale for $75 for the first two rows of ringside, $65 for remaining ringside seats and all others priced at $49 and $37, plus any applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling the Turning Stone Resort Box Office at 800.771.7711 or online at Ticketmaster.

Here is what the 22-year old Shields had to say from her hometown gym, The Berston Field House:

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CLARESSA SHIELDS

“I feel great. I really pushed myself this camp. It was a longer camp than usual so I’ve had ample time to get ready. Tori nelson has been doing a lot of trash talking but I’m going to show her that she may be 17-0, but she’s never fought a girl like me before.

“I may only have 4 professional fights to my name, but I have plenty of amateur experience. I’ve fought girls that are 16-0, I don’t see anywhere on her record where she’s fought an undefeated fighter of that caliber.

“I’ve prepared for this fight the same way that I always do. I haven’t done anything special. I focus on myself, not my opponents.

“In the 6th or 7th round, Nelson goes down.

“Once I beat Nelson, I do want to fight Christina Hammer, but I’m taking it one fight at a time. I’d like to fight at least one time at 154 pounds before taking on Hammer.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 01-11-2018

I seen all her fights and shes okay I wouldnt say anything great and something about here I dont like. I root for her and all that but if im being honest it the way she speaks carries herself or…

Comment by Tankdestroyer on 01-11-2018

[IMG]https://i.pinimg.com/736x/51/25/a3/5125a318d982fb84fe06189ed3ffe2f4--predator-movie-alien-vs-predator.jpg[/IMG]they forgot to add her beast mode picture

Comment by R-C on 01-11-2018

"Unc" would be proud

Comment by P.K Dionysus on 01-11-2018

You know, as I looked at these pictures, I couldn't help but think "...yo, I'd do some plumbing and lay the pipe." That said, I'm rooting for her. Not just for her upcoming fight, but her career as a whole.…

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-11-2018

its ok to be frustrated that you put in the work equally as the boys but you don't get the recognition they get

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