Claressa Shields vs Tori Nelson live stream. Claressa Shields to defend titles against experienced and undefeated Tori Nelson, Tori Nelson, a 41-year-old grandma, might be Claressa Shields’ toughest test.
I’m truly excited to have the chance to demonstrate my skills against an opponent the caliber of Tori Nelson,” Shields said. “I’m honored to be headlining the first ShoBox of 2018, and I know January 12 will be a great night for the fans. This will be the beginning of a historic year for me and for women’s boxing. Nelson (17-0-3, 2 KOs) won a middleweight world championship in 2011 and owns wins over previously unbeaten Alicia Napoleon and Mia St. John. The 41-year-old Ashburn, Va., native looks to capture her second world title in a showdown with the fastest rising star in women’s boxing.
It’s about 6:30 p.m. on a frigid January day at UFC Gym, located about 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C. As with most boxing/MMA gyms, it’s difficult to hear much over the melodic rhythm of fighters punching and kicking against heavy bags. Added to the sonic clutter are the whirring of treadmills and the clanking of free weights. Then the voice of three-time Golden Glove champion boxer Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson rings out, rising above it all. Man, come on, Pete, I don’t want to hurt you. Use the shield.
“Ever since Claressa turned pro, I have wanted this fight,” Nelson said. “She’s young and talented, but my experience will make the difference. Since I became a boxer, I have dreamed of being in big fights on television. I am confident that I will win this fight and remain undefeated. And I plan to retire as an undefeated world champion. Claressa’s determination to challenge the best available contenders shows why she is one of the most accomplished fighters in the sport today,” promoter Dmitriy Salita said. “This is a great matchup and I am confident that we will witness another memorable performance.”