Baltimore, MD super middleweight"The Heavy-Hitting Diva" Franchon Crews-Dezurn lost her pro debut to equally-debuting, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields by four-round unanimous decision Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
According to Fightnews.com's David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla, Crews, the 2015 U.S. national champion at light heavyweight and Olympic alternate, came out guns blazing at the opening bell, forcing Shields into a shootout when it was clear Shields wanted to try and box. But each time Shields tried to get into a rhythm behind her jab, Crews would swing away, forcing Shields to do the same. Shields’ class began to show though in round three, as Crews began to tire and Shields starting landing accurate big right hands before backing away and resetting her offense. It was more of the same by Shields in round four. Shields would win by shutout (40-36) on all judge's cards.