Claressa Shields vs Tori Nelson Live Stream Online,On Friday, Jan. 12, Tori Nelson will fight Claressa Shields for the WBC and IBF super middleweight titles on Showtime. The fight will headline the ShoBox: The New Generation card, which will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. It’s a primetime bout, pitting two women who took diametric paths to success.
Friday, January 12
SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Shields is one of the current forces of women’s boxing. At just 22 years old, she is already the only American boxer to ever win consecutive gold medals at the Olympics. She has accomplished about as much as anyone can in such a short period of time, and got going early — she started at 11 years old to become one of the world’s best fighters.
And when you look to the other side of the ring, you’ll see Nelson — a 41 year old who didn’t think about boxing until age 29, who hit her prime well past the age when the world’s best boxers are past theirs.
Nelson began to box in 2005 to lose weight. At the time, she was a mother of two kids working three minimum-wage jobs. Boxing was supposed to be a stress reliever from her rigorous schedule. Nelson quickly fell in love with the sport, however, and her passion manifested into a dream of catapulting up the pro ranks.
She made it to the top, not in spite of all the things that could have held her back — age, time, children — but because of them.
“Tori brings a lot more aggression, a lot more fight than a lot of my previous opponents. On paper, she has the best resume of any opponent I’ve faced and can put up a better fight.
“Everybody underestimates me because of my size. My frame looks like I’m a 140 but really I’m a 168. Everyone goes into a fight thinking they can win, but once that right hand lands everything changes. I’m going to go after her in the first round and get her out of there like Nikki Adler.
“I expect my opponent to apply pressure, and to use some dirty tactics. She has more experience, but not that much when you speak of her amateur experience
“She’s confident and she believes in herself. She thinks I haven’t earned my place yet. She doesn’t think I throw hard punches. Speed is power. She doesn’t get that.
“I know I’m the underdog, but I’ve dropped nine people. She hasn’t scored one knockdown yet as a pro. When Claressa turned pro, I knew I’d have to face her eventually.
“A win is what I came for. I expect nothing different. I hope it would expose female boxing and not only open doors for me, but other female boxers coming up after me.
“I feel it’s more entertaining to watch a female fight. When women get dropped, they get right back up and go after it again. When men get knocked down, they start hiding because they don’t want to get hit again. So I think we should get paid just as much as the men.
“I’m blessed to be here, but I’m not a winner until I complete what I came here to do. And that’s win. The odds are definitely against me, but I’m going to shock the world.