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Boxer Claressa Shields to appear in ESPN ‘Body Issue’

Associated Press

Flint native and Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields will be featured along with Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta in ESPN The Magazine’s eighth annual “Body Issue.”

Claressa Shields

Other athletes photographed include NFL stars Antonio Brown and Vince Wilfork, UFC champion Conor McGregor, WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, swimmer Nathan Adrian, beach volleyball Olympian April Ross, soccer player Christen Press, wrestler Adeline Grey, and retired diver Greg Louganis. Duathlete Chris Mosier is the first transgender athlete to appear in the issue.

ESPN said Tuesday that the issue will be posted online July 6 and on newsstands July 8.