Claressa Shields Nominated For ESPY For 2021’S Best Boxer
Women’s No.1 pound-for-pound boxer Clarissa Shields has been nominated for a 2021 ESPY Award for the Best Boxer alongside a star-studded line-up.
The boxing superstar has amassed 11 wins, no losses in her career. After making her way into the ESPN nominations, she shares the room with unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez and WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.
It is now up to fans to choose the yearly winners by voting for their favorite boxer online.
The T-Rex rose to fame when she snatched another world title from Marie-Eve Dicaire in March.
This made her the only boxer in history (male or female) to hold all four major world titles (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) at the same time in two weight classes.
Just as if she had not achieved enough success inside the ring, Shields is making waves in the MMA community these days.
In June, the two-time Olympic gold medalist bagged a win on her MMA debut with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). After a shaky start to the match against Brittney Elkin, the 26-year-old got the better of her opponent to win via knockout.
The PFL is already looking for her next opponent to schedule her second pro MMA fight in August.