Friday, December 29, 2017

Claressa Shields vs. Tori Nelson

2018 will kick off with a solid boxing card from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on January 12th. This card, which will be televised on Showtime, features a main event super middleweight women's bout between two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (4-0, 2 KOs) and Tori Nelson (17-0-3, 2 KOs). Shields will defend her IBF/WBC Women's Super Middleweight Title against the undefeated veteran fighter, Nelson. Shields, who is coming off a TKO victory over Nikki Adler (16-1, 9 KOs) in August, looks to continue her ascent towards boxing stardom by defeating yet another tough opponent in the women's ranks of professional boxing. The 41-year-old Nelson, who defeated Latashia Burton (4-10) in November, looks to capture her first IBF title over a professional career that has spanned just under eight years. Nelson is arguably best remembered for her May 17, 2014 victory over women's boxing legend, Mia St. John (49-14-2, 19 KOs) for the Women's International Boxing Association World Welterweight Title.

The following bouts are also scheduled for this exciting night of boxing from Verona:

Jesse Angel Hernandez (10-1, 7 KOs) vs. Ernesto Garza (9-2, 5 KOs) - ten rounds, junior featherweights

Christina Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) vs. Lisa Noel Garland (15-9, 8 KOs) - ten rounds, female middleweights

Shohjahon Ergashev (10-0) vs. Sonny Fredrickson (18-0, 12 KOs) - eight rounds, junior welterweights

Apti Davtaev (13-0-1, 13 KOs) vs. Craig Lewis (14-1-1, 8 KOs) - eight rounds, heavyweights

Nick Brinson (19-4-2, 9 KOs) vs. Taneal Goyco (9-10-1, 4 KOs) - six or eight rounds, super middleweights

Bakhtiyar Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs) vs. Maurice Chalmers (14-13-1, 8 KOs) - six or eight rounds, junior welterweights

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