Flint Honors Claressa Shields: “One Of The Greatest Honors Ever For Me”

Claressa Shields Honored in Hometown Juneteenth Celebration

Claressa Shields holds her street sign
Claressa Shields holds her street sign | Credit: Twitter

Claressa Shields St Unveiled in Honorary Juneteenth Celebration

The self-proclaimed G.W.O.A.T (Greatest Woman Of All-Time) and three-divisional unified champion Claressa “T-rex” Shields (12-0, 2KO) was honored in her hometown as part of the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration with a street that now bears her name.

T-rex has always represented her home roots of Flint, Michigan, which has hosted five of her fights, including her fight against Marie Eve Dicaire for undisputed back in May 2021. Shields is never shy about showing pride for her hometown and took to social media to share this moment with the fans.

Claressa Shields poses in front of her honorary street

The current unified middleweight champion gave an inspiriting speech to the attending hometown crowd.

“This is one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. To have a street named after me, the one that my grandmother raised me on. I think that is a big deal.”

“I want every street in Flint to be like that – where we look out for each other. Where we care for each other, and we help each other out.”

Shields is undoubtedly one of the main reasons for women’s boxing thriving as she is constantly promoting the sport. Right now, fans are waiting in anticipation for the announcement of her upcoming showdown with amateur rival WBO champion Savannah “Silent Assassin” Marshall (12-0, 10KO).

The boxing community has been on pins and needles since it was reported last year that these two would engage in a showdown this summer. Negotiations are still being hashed out, with an announcement expected to happen soon, promoter Dmitry Salita told the press. Shields is enjoying the results of her hard labor, and determination both inside and outside the ring.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."