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Claressa Shields bids to become undisputed champion again to strengthen her status as world No 1, says promoter Dmitriy Salita

“Claressa is the best female fighter, not only because of her unmatched ring accomplishments, but also because she is fighting for equal opportunity,” says promoter Dmitriy Salita; the American targets one other historic win this weekend

Last Updated: 02/03/21 4:32pm

Claressa Shields is targeting an historic triumph this weekend

Claressa Shields is concentrating on an historic triumph this weekend

Claressa Shields can strengthen her status as the world’s No 1 feminine fighter by turning into undisputed champion in a second weight class, says promoter Dmitriy Salita.

The 25-year-old American star can unify all of the world super-welterweight titles when she faces Marie Eve Dicaire this Saturday, on an all-female present billed as ‘Superwomen,’ in her hometown of Flint in Michigan.

Shields, who has already claimed all of the world titles at middleweight, can become the primary fighter, male or feminine, to be undisputed champion in two weight divisions within the four-belt period.

You shall be watching a as soon as in a technology nice in one of many hardest fights of her profession.

Dmitriy Salita on Claressa Shields

“Claressa has become the best in the world over and over again, winning two Olympic gold medals and nine professional world titles along the way,” Salita advised Sky Sports.

“She is going for another first, a second undisputed title, a feat never before accomplished by a man or woman in the history of the sport.

“You shall be watching a once-in-a-generation nice in one of many hardest fights of her profession.”

Ireland’s Katie Taylor has been another trailblazer for women’s boxing, winning Olympic gold, before also becoming undisputed champion at lightweight and then capturing a world title at super-lightweight.

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Look back at Katie Taylor’s last world title win

Look back at Katie Taylor’s last world title win

Shields, a three-weight champion, has also strived to improve the recognition and financial reward for female fighters.

“It’s not only a ladies’s boxing match. It’s a combat, an occasion for ladies’s equality, and everybody that watches can play their half,” said Salita.

“Claressa is the very best feminine fighter on the planet, not solely due to her unmatched ring accomplishments, but in addition as a result of she is combating for equal alternative exterior the ring for all of the fighters within the world.”

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