Congratulations Pour In From Boxing Fans as Two-Division Undisputed Champion Claressa Shields Gets a Street Named After Her

Published 06/20/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

Claressa Shields is considered one of the greatest female boxers of all time. In fact, she is the only boxer, to hold four major titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Meanwhile, a street was recently named after the champ.


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The city of Flint, Michigan, honored Shields with a street in her name. Spencer Street, across from Berston Field House, was renamed Claressa Shields Street.

Notably, Flint is Sheilds’ hometown, where she grew up with her grandmother. In fact, Berston Field House was where Shields learned how to box. Talking about the honor, Shields said, “This is one of the greatest things to ever happen to me.”

MIAMI, FL – APRIL 04: WBA, WBC and IBF Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields poses for the media before her workout at 5th Street Gym on April 4, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Shields is training to fight WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer for the undisputed middleweight world championship April 13. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Moreover, she joins the ranks of greats like Marvin Hagler and Joe Frazier, who also have streets after them.

Fans react to Shields getting a street in her name

Boxing fans took to social media to congratulate Shields for her honor.

Many fans congratulated Shields by mentioning that she truly deserved the honor.

Similarly, user @StingDaKing also congratulated Shields for her well-deserved achievement.

Additionally, user @Poo_Pimpin added that she was a ‘GWOAT’ even before turning pro. In fact, he even mentioned that she’s in a different league altogether.

However, there were also a few hilarious comments to form the cherry on the cake.

User @AllanLLondon hilariously mentioned that she could double park on her own street without the risk of getting a ticket.

Meanwhile, user @J_40K exclaimed that the pavement should be named after British boxer Savannah Marshall. Moreover, he also emphasized that Shields could beat her any day in a rematch.

Claressa Shields the GWOAT

Claressa Shields is considered one of the reigning empresses in women’s boxing. In fact, she is the only boxer in history who is the undisputed champion in two weight classes.

Notably, she became the undisputed champion in light middleweight on March 5, 2021, with a stellar victory against Marie-Eve Dicaire. Moreover, she previously unified her middleweight belts on April 13, 2019.


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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 13: Claressa Shields reacts after defeating Christina Hammer (not pictured) and becoming the women’s undisputed middleweight champion at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on April 13, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Prior to turning pro, she had an illustrious amateur career. Shields won gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, in the women’s middleweight division. In addition, she is also the first American woman to win gold in boxing.

Shields turned pro in 2016 and has also earned an impressive professional record of 12-0-0 with 2 knockouts.


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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.