Boxing legend Claressa Shields said she’s ecstatic to have the street she grew up at in Flint, Michigan named after her.
On Sunday, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neely announced that the Spencer Street has been renamed the Claressa Shields Street. The news was revealed at Shields’ church, Joy Tabernacle Church, where she was invited as a guest speaker.
Nowadays, the Olympic gold medalist is busy training for his second pro MMA fight at the Professional Fighters League.
The 26-year-old took it to Instagram to express her feelings.
“I could not be more happier today y’all!” she wrote.
UFC legend Holly Holm was quick to congratulate Shields in the comments.
Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier and Tommy Hearns are other boxers who have had streets named after them in their hometown.
Shields is gearing up to face Abigail Montes at PFL 10 on October 27. She is 1-0 in the sport having beaten Brittney Elkin with a knockout on her PFL debut.
Being 11-0 in boxing, the 26-year-old has won championships at 154, 160 and 168 pounds. She hasn’t yet announced whether she will return to the ring again anytime soon.