In a photo provided by Showtime, Claressa Shields is interviewed after he win over Tori Nelson during a boxing bout Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018, in Verona, N.Y. Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision to retain her women’s WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. (Stephanie Trapp/Showtime via AP)VERONA, N.Y. — Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Tori Nelson on Friday night at Turning Stone Casino to retain her women’s WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles.Each of the three judges scored the fight 100-90 for Shields (5-0, 2 KOs), of Flint, Michigan, who was nearly 20 years younger than her opponent. The 41-year-old Nelson (17-1-3, 1 KO), who won a middleweight world title in 2011 but had only fought twice since June 2015, lost for the first time in her career.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson, of Ashburn, Virginia, took the fight to Shields at the outset, but as the bout wore on the young champion proved to be the more skilled boxer, able to avoid Nelson’s big hooks and using her jab to keep her foe at bay.Nelson landed a sharp body shot in the seventh round, putting Shields on the ropes and landing several more punches. But the 22-year-old Shields, who likes to boast she’s the greatest of all-time, dodged most of them and landed a right hand of her own that stunned Nelson and sent her backward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWBO and WBC middleweight champion Christina Hammer (21-0, 9 KOs) watched the fight from ringside. Shields said after her victory Friday night, which was televised live on Showtime, that she could easily go down in weight to face Hammer, who is from Kazakhstan.“I think she’s pretty scared, to be honest. She’s more worried about me than I am her,” Shields said after her win. “I can’t wait to fight her and show her that she isn’t (better than me).” Shields pummeled Nikki Adler last August to win the two super middleweight titles. That lopsided fight, Adler’s first loss in 17 bouts, was stopped in the fifth round. Shields’ combinations left Adler defenseless in a matchup of previously unbeaten boxers.Shields displayed her dominance in the punching totals on Friday night, connecting on 225 of 632 overall and 186 of 425 power punches to Nelson’s 81 of 400 and 70 of 348.After the fight, Shields donated her gloves to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in nearby Canastota, New York.Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable in March and again last August on Showtime. She’s the first American, male or female, to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward at the 2004 Athens Olympics.The only other U.S. boxer to win two Olympic gold medals is Oliver Kirk, who took the bantamweight and featherweight titles at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wall pushes Wizards over the line in OT win vs Nets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
As teachers continue a countrywide strike in demand for a 40 per cent salary increase, President David Granger has travelled to Barbados where he participated in the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) on Wednesday.The meeting, which was held in Bridgetown, was convened to discuss and makePresident Granger shares a light moment with Secretary General of Caricom, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holnessdecisions which are aimed at hastening the movement towards a single market and economy within the Caribbean Community (Caricom).The Sub- Committee, of which President Granger is a member, was chaired by recently elected Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.The meeting saw discussions on a wide range of CSME-related issues, including the role of the private sector and labour in the CSME, facilitation of travel, the free movement of persons, contingent rights, and the proposed establishment of single registration for companies.Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge; Guyana’s Ambassador to Caricom, Charlene Phoenix; and Senior Foreign Service Officer within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sherwyn Naughton, accompanied President Granger toPresident David Granger in discussion with Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, as Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge listens attentivelythe meeting.