Shields to fight August 8th

Since winning the gold medal in London last summer there hasn't been much action for Claressa Shields in the ring.

That will change August 8th.

Shields will fight in Flint at the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center at Kettering University, her first hometown bout since the Olympics.

She'll be taking on 26-year old Alison Greey out of Canada, whose only been fighting for about a year, but as Shields says, don't let it fool you, Greey is a solid opponent.

"I think she's going to be a great opponent. She looks very strong. We actually had a sparing session - she's strong, and a good fighter. Hopefully she comes out, because I've been training hard and she's been training hard. It should be a good match."

Besides the Shields-Greey main event, there's 10-12 other bouts on the card, which are all sanctioned by USA Boxing.