Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire:- Fight Analysis and Prediction

Published 03/04/2021, 2:09 PM EST


The WBC and WBO super welterweight champion, Claressa Shields, has the chance to become the unified champion, as she will step up against Marie-Eve Dicaire on March 5. Boasting the IBF title, Dicaire will also have a similar opportunity.

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So, fans can expect a close collision between two world champions in must-win circumstances. Shields and Dicaire will headline the event at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan, USA. While several fans bill their favor for Shields, Dicaire also has some loyal believers in her corner. And since both of them have been undefeated, it further intensifies their upcoming battle.

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Both the boxers have remained inactive over the past few months, and they will re-enter the ring after more than a year. So, they might take some time to get into the groove. However, a high-voltage fight like this wouldn’t proceed without fireworks, and both the title holders will land aggressively at some stage.

It will also be stylistically challenging for both women. Shields, an orthodox will take on an elite southpaw in Dicaire. But, the fight may not go the distance, and there are rare chances of someone getting the KO.

Boasting 10 wins in her career, ‘T-Rex’ Shields has only 2 knockout wins. Both the knockouts came almost four years ago in 2017 when Claressa Shields took out Szilvia Szabadis for the vacant NABF middleweight title and Nikki Adler for the WBC and IBF (super) middleweight titles.

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Meanwhile, Marie Eve Dicaire hasn’t claimed any knockouts in her career. All her 17 wins have come via decision so far. But, as boxing is an unpredictable sport, she can begin her KO trail by getting it against Shields. It might sound absurd, but there are certain possibilities of it happening.

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)

If the fight goes the distance, it won’t be a problem for any of the champions. They are tactically sound, and if they have a good night, it can result in lopsided dominance from either party. So, their upcoming fight might be another example of a tactical showdown between two prime female titleholders.

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Prediction: Claressa Shields defeats Marie-Eve Dicaire via a unanimous decision.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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