Shields Defeats Dicaire by UD to Turn out to be a 2 Weight Undisputed Champion
Flint, MI (March sixth, 2021)– Ladies’s celebrity Claressa Shields furthered her declare as boxing’s “GWOAT” Friday night time and have become the unified WBC, WBO, IBF & WBA Junior Middleweight World Champion, by scoring a one-sided 10-round unanimous determination over Marie-Eve Dicaire of St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada, within the 10-round predominant occasion of the historic all-women’s “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE occasion on the Dort Monetary Heart and stay on pay-per-view in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Uncharacteristically, the 25-year-old Claressa Shields turned counterpuncher early on this struggle, to offset Dicaire’s makes an attempt to bounce out and in of vary. Counting on her reflexes to punish any try at aggression by Dicaire, Shields shut the Canadian down after which turned again to her customary ahead aggression later within the bout.
Dicaire landed a high quality southpaw left on Shields in spherical 4, probably her solely vital blow of the struggle, and Shields merely shook it off to no impact.
I can’t be mad about my efficiency,” stated Shields after the bout. “She simply stored elbowing and headbutting me. I attempted for the knockout and I nearly had it a pair occasions, however we’ve bought two minutes and the ref not breaking it up when she’s holding me and elbowing me. I’m comfortable however I nonetheless wished the knockout. I simply didn’t have sufficient time. On the finish of the day, I’m the brand new undisputed champ at 154 and the primary boxer to be undisputed champ twice.”
Within the night time’s co-main occasion, Houston’s undefeated Danielle Perkins (3-0, 1 KO) confirmed marked enchancment and had a a lot simpler time in her rematch in opposition to Georgia’s Monika “Lay Em Down” Harrison (2-2, 1 KO), scoring a dominant eight-round unanimous determination whereas selecting up the WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship within the course of.
The previous novice world champion Perkins used each little bit of her superior athleticism, 6’ top and 72-inch attain to maneuver across the ring and preserve the 5’ 10” Harrison at bay with a punishing southpaw proper jab and a gentle eating regimen of robust left arms to the top and physique. At occasions, Referee Michael Griffin gave the impression to be contemplating a stoppage, however the sturdy Harrison stored coming ahead and swinging for the fences for all eight rounds, regardless of the firepower coming her approach.
The scores have been 80-72 from all three judges.
“I apologize for not getting a knockout. I swear subsequent time I’ll come again and provides it to you, Flint,” stated Perkins, post-fight. “Monika made some changes this time. I hit her with some stable hammers and that lady stayed on her toes so kudos to her.”
Perkins threw 353 punches within the struggle and landed 121 together with 40.9% of her energy pictures. Harrison threw 273 pictures, however solely discovered a house for 21 of them.
“I wish to be the undisputed feminine heavyweight champion of the world,” continued Perkins. “I wish to be the very best you’ve ever seen.”
Undefeated bantamweight Jamie “The Miracle” Mitchell (6-0-2, 43 KOs) of Pacific Grove, California, seemed spectacular in battering and stopping more-experienced veteran Noemi “La Rebelde / No-No” Bosques (12-16-3, 2 KOs) in 5 one-sided rounds.
With the two-fisted punishment from Mitchell steadily growing with each passing spherical, Referee Gerard White determined the stumbling and retreating Bosques had had sufficient and mercifully waved the struggle off at 1:49 of the fifth.
“I used to be simply zoned out. I used to be doing no matter match the second,” stated Mitchell, post-fight. “That’s how I bought the knockout. Due to my coaches and due to Claressa Shields for placing me on this card. That is an unforgettable second for ladies.”
Previous to scoring the technical knockout, Mitchell landed 48% (80/167) of her energy punches, and 40% (94/234) of her complete punches. Noemi Bosques solely landed 24 of 153 punches.
“I like to select on myself to do higher,” stated Mitchell of her efficiency. “There have been sure issues I wished to do, however they don’t name this lady a gatekeeper for nothing. I want I had gotten her out of there faster and been crisper with my jab. She was a bit tough.”
Within the opening bout of the published, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (9-1, 1 KO) stayed busy forward of her scheduled problem of WBC Flyweight Champion Ibeth Zamora in April with a dominant six-round unanimous determination over Canada’s Shelly Barnett (now 4-4-2, 2 KO).
Barnett tried to be aggressive, however Esparza’s expertise allowed her to pot shot her larger opponent, almost at will, particularly because the struggle wore on. “We knew she was robust and greater,” stated Esparza. “I wished somebody with extra weight as a result of I by no means struggle above 112 lbs. and I believe I dealt with it effectively. I’m comfortable about the best way all the things performed out. I’m comfortable to have been a part of this occasion and to be working with Claressa once more.”
Esparza threw 352 punches within the struggle, touchdown 126, together with 26 physique pictures and 38.4% of her energy pictures. Barnett threw 291 and landed 49. The judges’ scores have been 60-54, 6-53 x 2.
On the free pre-show portion of the pay-per-view, middleweight Timur Kerefov stayed undefeated (11-0, 6 KOs) with a TKO 3 over Saint Petersburg, Florida veteran Manny Woods (now 16-11-1, 6 KOs). Woods left eye couldn’t maintain up beneath the onslaught of punches from the Russian former novice star. The time was 1:06. Kerefov, Detroit through Shalushka, Russia and now coaching at Kronk Gymnasium, threw 190 punches within the abbreviated encounter, touchdown 80, together with 24 physique pictures. Woods threw 122 and landed simply 17.
SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE was offered by Salita Promotions in affiliation with Groupe Yvon Michel, devoted to this yr’s Worldwide Ladies’s Day (Monday, March 8, 2021) and proudly sponsored by on-line playing titans Betonline.internet and plant-based on-line market Vejii.
Shields stated she was comfortable to have completed her newest piece of historical past in entrance of her household and mates in Flint, even when the pandemic meant loads fewer followers in attendance.
“With Covid, we couldn’t have a full capability. There are 300 right here and that’s the capability of the day, so we’ve a full home. We couldn’t have full capability, however I do know if we may have, we might have had 6000 individuals in right here. I’m comfortable to have been in a position to do it right here (in Flint). I began boxing right here at Berston Fieldhouse at 11 years outdated. By no means in 1,000,000 years did I believe I’d be on pay-per-view and combating for an undisputed title and be one of many greatest stars in boxing. I simply wished to win an Olympic Gold medal. God has given me two Olympic medals. I’ve 12 championship belts now. It doesn’t really feel actual to say undisputed twice.”
When requested about two of her remaining rivals in boxing, fellow celebrity Katie Taylor of Eire and her one-time conqueror within the amateurs, Savannah Marshall of the UK, Shields brimmed with confidence.
“Katie Taylor just isn’t the fear. 147 kilos is. They’d need to pay me loads to lose my butt and go all the way down to 147. On the finish of the day, I’m a girl. I don’t have large breasts, however I bought a pleasant butt, so include that dough and I’ll be there. No less than 1,000,000 and I’ll be there.
“Savannah Marshall can’t f*** with me. Let’s preserve it actual. Savannah Marshall, you gained a fortunate determination once we have been children. Additionally London was internet hosting the Olympics. If you wish to gloat about beating me 14 factors to eight… come on now. After which I went on to turn into world champion in three completely different division and he or she broke. She is aware of she can’t and won’t ever have the ability to f*** with me. She will be able to come to America. I’ll go to the UK. We are able to go to Mexico. We are able to go anyplace, and I’ll f*** her up. She is aware of that. She’s fearful of me. Savannah Marshall can get it. Inform Eddie Hearn, he got here that whack-ass 250K. Inform him to return with 500K… 750K if he needs me to go to the UK and smoke his lady. Pay me.”
Dicaire continued her graciousness in post-fight questioning and promised to not let the loss dampen her future within the sport.
“I believe Claressa did job tonight,” stated Dicaire. “Tonight, she was the very best. Typically you win and generally you study. Tonight, I realized. I believe that is simply going to permit me to develop stronger. I don’t field to guard my document or preserve my document at 0 losses. I field to beat champions. Tonight, I had the prospect to struggle the actual champion. She gained this time however depend on me to return to the health club and work laborious and be world champion once more for positive.
Shields, who says her much-publicized MMA debut will probably be in Las Vegas in June, threw 409 punches within the struggle and landed 128 together with 34.9% of her energy punches. Dicaire threw 263 punches in return however landed simply 31.
“Flint Michigan bought the baddest boxer on this planet!” stated Shields to her followers. “We two-time undisputed. Pacquiao who? Canelo who? When another person does what I did let me know.”