Claressa Shields is an American professional boxer who holds the unified WBC and IBF female super middleweight titles since 2017. The 22-year-old Claressa, also known as T-Rex, is the Women Boxing Archive Network super middleweight titleholder and the first American boxer—female to win consecutive Olympic medals.
In her boxing career, Claressa Shields is estimated to have accumulated the net worth of $3 million. Curious about her earnings and net worth? Scroll down as we provide all the information about her endorsements, incomes, and net worth.
Claressa Shields' Net Worth
Well, the female pro-boxing hasn't got the fame and payments that male boxing receives but with the passing time, it is better than ever. In 2012, the women boxing was included in the Olympic event for the first time where Claressa after her qualification won the 2012 Olympics and became the first female boxer and the only American Olympic gold medalist for boxing.
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As per the reports of 2017, Claressa is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $0.4 million. Though it is not much, Claressa is giving all that she has to set a trademark in women boxing and making it a center of attraction.
Amateur career and earnings of Claressa Shields
Claressa's father, Bo Shields, an under leagues boxer introduced her to boxing and Claressa, keen in boxing, then met her coach Jason Crutchfield and trained in Flint. Soon after that, in 2011, the 2-times Junior Olympics Champion, Claressa made her debut in the National Police Athletic League Championships.
Later in 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, Claressa secured her post in 2012 Olympics and won a gold medal after beating Russian boxer Nadezda Torlopova in finals.
Though Claressa's amateur boxing incomes are not disclosed, as per International Amateur Boxing Association, amateur boxer's yearly salary ranges from $25,000 to $300,000.
The only American gold medalist in boxing, Claressa Shields won the gold at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics after defeating Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands. As the gold medalist in the Olympics is paid compensation, Claressa was given $25,000 for her contribution.
During her amateur career, Claressa experienced only 1 loss after playing 78 bouts in total, where 16 wins were via knockouts. As for every win, amateurs are given an extra bonus of $5000, so probably Claressa should have got hands over $390,000 in amateur career, however, the females are paid less, so, maybe she earned less than that.
Claressa Shields' Earnings From Professional Boxing Career
Claressa Shields turned pro-officially in November 2016. She fought Franchon Crews, in her pro-debut match and won the match via unanimous decision. Claressa, won against Szilvia Szabados acquiring the North American Boxing Federation middleweight title, also defeated defending champ Nikki Adler in Detroit.
After defeating Tori Nelson, on January 12, 2018, Claressa became WBC and IBF female super middleweight champion. The ticket for the fight was reported to be $200. Currently, Claressa makes the annual earnings of $36,000 and talking about her endorsements, she is not engaged in any endorsements till date.
Let's have a look at the highlights of Claressa's bout with Nikki Adler.
Claressa, besides being a pro-boxer is also an ambassador for Up2Us Sports, a national non-profit organization working for the youth development in sports. Well, talking about her properties, the property detail of the fabulous female boxer is not out yet.
Though, it's a long way for Claressa to reach up to the level of the World Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather who earns around $85 million a year, Claressa in on her way to uplift women boxing.
Claressa Shields appearance in films
Claressa Shields was the subject of the 2015 documentary "T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold" for which she got nicknamed as T-Rex. In 2016, she also acted in the film Punch Me, however, her payment for her acting in the film is not disclosed.
Pro Boxer's Expenses
According to Tom Schreck, a pro boxing official writing for the Femme Fatales website, it is reported that a pro boxer earning $200 per round for a four-round preliminary fight might pay his/her manager $160 of his/her total $800 purse plus another $80 to the cornermen. And, the training fees depends accordingly.
The estimated net worth of Claressa Shields in 2019
She has ranked among the best female boxers of the world. Currently, she is the unified world champion in the two weight class, having led in two weight classes, WBC and the IBF female Super middleweight since 2008.
Her current net worth as of 2019 is reportedly around $3 million. Her earnings have been generated as a professional boxer and have participated in several tournaments and competitions.
Well, that may not seem a drastic change, but slow and steady wins the race, isn't it? So, let's wish her best for further and stay tuned for more updates.