Claressa Shields Vs. Marie Eve Dicaire Numbers Look Good — Boxing Information

Although remaining numbers are nonetheless coming in, the typically beleaguered sport of girls’s boxing has purpose for optimism at this time, Worldwide Ladies’s Day, because the historic “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” all-female pay-per-view occasion final Friday night time (March 5), that includes two-time Olympic gold medalist and boxing celebrity Claressa Shields, has already surpassed all projected gross sales expectations.

Held on the Dort Monetary Heart in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Michigan, and broadcast dwell globally, SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE noticed Shields cap off an evening of entertaining feminine fights by cementing herself in sports activities historical past as the primary boxer within the four-belt period to be topped an undisputed world champion in two separate weight divisions. By advantage of her shutout 10-round victory over earlier IBF Champion Dicaire, Shields now additionally reigns supreme because the unified WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA Tremendous Junior Middleweight World Champion.

The night time’s two major organizers, Shields promoter, Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions and Mark Taffet, President of Mark Taffet Media LLC and Supervisor of Shields, say they hope the reassuring gross sales numbers are an indication of adjusting instances for ladies’s sports activities that can assist encourage different promoters to purchase into the potential for extra female-centric boxing occasions sooner or later.

“On the weekend of Worldwide Ladies’s Day, Claressa Shields completed one other first for any man or girl within the lengthy historical past of boxing. That coupled along with her two Olympic Gold Medals and standing as a three-division world champion, show Claressa is a real-life Superwoman! From a younger woman rising up in Flint to a lady profitable her second undisputed world championship with the entire world watching, Claressa has confirmed what is feasible for feminine athletes and for ladies’s boxing. I’m honored to be concerned in her Herstoric profession and I wish to want girls world wide a contented and significant Worldwide Ladies’s Day.”

“I’m proud to be related to girls’s rights trailblazer Claressa Shields,” added Taffet. “Simply 25 years younger and already engaging in, within the Olympics and within the skilled boxing ranks, what no man has ever carried out. Claressa frequently makes use of her platform and broad shoulders to face tall for all girls and demand equality throughout the board. On this Worldwide Ladies’s Day, I’m grateful that Claressa Shields is championing the trigger and persevering with to make measurable and demonstrable progress in her advocacy of girls’s boxing. Right this moment and daily, women and men in all places ought to stand beside Claressa as she transcends boxing and makes true societal change.”

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