‘Nervous’ Claressa Shields Stuns Boxing World With Her Breast Cancer Awareness Announcement

Published 09/23/2022, 5:15 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 21: Claressa Maria Shields of the United States celebrates victory over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the Women’s Middle (69-75kg) Final Bout on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 6 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

American boxer Claressa Shields has been strutting toward stardom with her out-of-the-world performances. Notably, the 27-year-old has also been a two-time Olympic gold medalist. However, she has recently taken an initiative to spread awareness about breast cancer. 

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Claressa Shields shared in a tweet, “Guess who in a movie this month on @BET ! Yep it’s me! I’m so nervous bro! @TheRealLRaye1 was the director & I was the main character! #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth.”

The boxer has served as a source of inspiration, bringing more women closer to the sport. Even her recent movie about breast cancer awareness has gained a lot of traction on the internet. 

Fans react to Claressa Shields’ latest tweet 

The boxer shared about her upcoming movie in her latest tweet, and fans were quick to express their love and support for the star in the comments section. 

Claressa Shields set for undisputed title clash 

Shields and Savannah Marshall were slated to face off against each other earlier this month. However, the fight got postponed following the unfortunate passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Now the fight has a new date; the two will square off inside the ring on October 15th, at the O2 Arena in London. 

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The two rivals will get a chance to become the undisputed middleweight world champion. It is no news that Shields is often trolled by fans for her low knockout power. However, she is confident that she will prove herself in this fight. Shields said, “I’m going to quieten all the doubters about my knockout power, my skills and all my accomplishments.”

Even Marshall is pretty confident about defeating Shields. She stated, “I’ve said I’m going to hurt you and I will. You’re nothing but a bully, that’s what you are. Of course I have respect for Claressa, what she doesn’t like is I have an opinion.”

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Well, both the fighters seem eager to take on one another. What makes it more interesting is that both of them have the same undefeated record of 12-0. Only time will tell now how this much-anticipated fight plays out. 

In the interim, what do you think about Shields’ latest movie news? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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