By Lisa “Too Fierce” Cohen
USA Olympian Claressa Shields recently won her second Olympic Gold Medal in boxing. Strategically dominating Nouchika Fontijn of the Netherlands, Shields fought an A+ fight in this 4 round bout at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In case you missed it here’s the fight “in a nutshell”:
Both Claressa Shields- (USA Red Corner) and Nouchika Fontijn –Netherlands (Blue Corner) made their way to the ring looking poised and confident.
Fontijn set a pace moving around the ring, lobbing feeler punches toward Shields’ head. Though determined and persistent, few of her punches connect as Shields slipped and countered in flurries from the very beginning. Shield shifted not only the pace of the fight, she immediately commanded control.