Shields makes history with unanimous decision win over Dicaire

(Reuters) – American fighter Claressa Shields scored a unanimous points success over Canada’s Marie-Eve Dicaire on Friday to end up being the very first undeniable world champ in 2 various departments in the four-belt period.

Shields, 25, maintained her WBC and WBO light-middleweight titles, won the uninhabited WBA belt and likewise took Dicaire’s IBF crown after all 3 judges at the Dort Federal Occasion Centre in Flint, Michigan, scored the battle 100-90 in the American’s favour.

“I was trying for the knockout,” stated Guard, who landed 116 punches to Dicaire’s 31. “That’s what I wanted. And I almost had it…at the end of the day, I’m the new undisputed champion at 154 pounds – the first boxer to do it in history.”

Shields, a two-time Olympic champ, had actually formerly combined all 4 significant belts – WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO – at middleweight.

After the battle, she fasted to call out Britain’s Savannah Marshall, the only fighter to have actually beat Shields as an amateur.

“You won a lucky decision when we were kids,” Shields stated.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.