Huge Night for Women's Boxing: Claressa
Shields vs. Franchon Crews!
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credit: Mary Ann Owen
November 19, 2016
(NOV 19) Tonight we are going to
see two top-notch amateur female boxers, Claressa Shields,
two-time Olympic gold medal boxing champion, and top female
amateur boxer Franchon Crews both make their pro debuts on a
major boxing card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is a huge jump start as not only these two champions
entering the pro circuit but others that will also be going from
amateur champions to turning pro.
At the weigh-in yesterday,
Shields and Crews, both made weight for their highly anticipated
fight tonight. Shields, 167, and Crews, 168.
Las Vegas photographer Mary Ann
Owen covered the weigh-in yesterday, and took some great shots
of Shields and Crews.
Saturday, November 19
PPV (9PM ET/6PM PT)
Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward
(WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titles)
Maurice Hooker vs. Darleys Perez
Isaac Chilemba vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Curtis Stevens vs. James De La Rosa
Claressa Sheilds vs Franchon Crews 4 rounder