Claressa Shields Makes History by Beating Marie-Eve Dicaire – Becomes Two-Weight Undisputed Champion

Published 03/06/2021, 12:35 AM EST
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 13: Claressa Shields reacts after defeating Christina Hammer (not pictured) and becoming the women’s undisputed middleweight champion at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on April 13, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)


Claressa Shields has made history by beating Marie-Eve Dicaire. The undefeated champion is now the undisputed super-welterweight champion of the world following a dominant 100-93, 100-93, and 100-93 decision victory.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 13: Claressa Shields reacts after the tenth round against Christina Hammer (not pictured) at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on April 13, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The ‘GWOAT’ continued her unbeaten professional record with yet another victory over the Canadian. Moreover, she shut down critics who have questioned her ability to fight both boxing and MMA.

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How did the fight pan out?

Shields took a very different approach from her previous bouts. Dicaire was the one who walked down the American in the fight. However, it appeared as though that was the game-plan as Shields displayed fantastic counter-punching to stop Dicaire in her tracks.

This was the trend throughout the fight as the Canadian kept walking into Shields’ punches. However, she showed her tough chin by braving the hard hits from the ‘T-Rex’. Despite this, Dicaire never settled into a rhythm, and hence, Shields could pick her apart.

However, the ‘GWOAT’ will be disappointed that she didn’t get the knockout. There were multiple instances in the fight where Shields could have stepped on the gas and gotten the stoppage. However, she stuck to her game-plan till the end.

Ultimately, Shields out-boxed Dicaire for 10 rounds and became the undisputed super-welterweight champion of the world. As a result, she is the only boxer, male or female, to achieve this feat.

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What does the victory mean for Claressa Shields?

This win could do a world of good for Shields. The undefeated champion faced many questions as to how she would handle fighting after more than a year out. Moreover, questions about her balancing two combat sports arose before the fight. However, she successfully shut down all criticism thrown her way.

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 04: WBA, WBC and IBF Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields poses for the media before her workout at 5th Street Gym on April 4, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Shields is training to fight WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer for the undisputed middleweight world championship April 13. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Moreover, this victory also backed up Shields’ claim about being the greatest woman boxer. Given her achievements, it is hard to look past the American in this regard. Therefore, Shields has cemented herself in boxing history with this win.

What did you make of the performance from Claressa Shields? 

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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