Claressa Shields is fighting for her first professional world title on Friday night in Detroit, and the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Flint, Michigan, was a guest at Detroit Lions training camp, where she met NFL legend Barry Sanders, who will apparently be attending the fight.
.@BarrySanders and @Claressashields at #LionsCamp— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 2, 2017
Good luck to Claressa on her title fight at @MGMGrandDetroit Friday. You got this! pic.twitter.com/9A59GF3KIf
2x Olympic gold medalist @Claressashields fights for a world title August 4th at MGM Detroit #Michigan #Detroit #MGM pic.twitter.com/VWDxaIKZH0— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) August 2, 2017
Shields (3-0, 1 KO) will be taking on WBC super middleweight champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KO) in the night’s main event, and the fight will air live on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, on Showtime at 10:30 pm ET. The vacant IBF title is also on the line in the fight, meaning the winner will walk out with two recognized world championships.
BLH will have live coverage for the event on Friday night, which will also feature the return of Russian super bantamweight prospect Vladimir Tikhonov (16-0, 9 KO), as he faces Jesse Angel Hernandez (8-1, 6 KO) in an eight-round bout.