Who is Marie Eve Dicaire, Claressa Shields’ Next Opponent?

Published 03/04/2021, 5:00 PM EST
QUEBEC CITY, QC – NOVEMBER 23: Marie-Eve Dicaire of Canada celebrates her victory against Ogleidis Suarez of Venezuela during their IBF middleweight world championship fight at Videotron Centre on November 23, 2019 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images)


The Canadian pugilist, Marie Eve Dicaire, will step inside the ring to touch gloves with her toughest opponent yet, Claressa Shields. The pair will contend for the unified super-welterweight title and determine who the best at this weight class is.

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The world knows who Claressa Shields is and her prowess inside the ring, but do we know the same about Marie Eve Dicaire? Dicaire has hung around the sport for a substantial period but never really came into the limelight.

She enjoyed an amateur career full of trials. Here, she possessed a record of 5 wins and 7 losses. But ever since she turned professional, there’s been no going back for her.

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QUEBEC CITY, QC – DECEMBER 1: Marie-Eve Dicaire (white trunk) celebrates after defeating Chris Namus during their women IBF light welterweight championship fight at the Videotron Center on December 1, 2018 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images)

She has managed to protect her undefeated stint while keeping an active run in the roster. Dicaire has fought a whopping 17 times and has emerged victorious in all of those bouts. Surprisingly, none of her wins have arrived via T/KO.

The 34-year-old won her first boxing title in 2018 and subsequently claimed her first world title. Marie Dicaire has managed to defend her title 3 times, beating her opponents fair and square; however, how long will that last?

Going into the Claressa Shields fight, Dicaire unquestionably looks strong on paper, but ‘T-Rex’ won’t be an easy job. The IBF champion will have to dig in real deep to provide a stern test to her stout opponent.

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Can Marie Eve Dicaire upset Claressa Shields?

Though Claressa Shields is an abrupt favorite in this fight, Dicaire too has all the weapons in her arsenal to stun the latter.

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The duo pose a real threat to each other and the better fight on Friday will come out on top. Moreover, this will be the Canadian’s first fight out of her home country.

She will definitely feel the pressure of not fighting in her own backyard in the biggest fight of her life. But similarly, Dicaire will look to raise the Canadian flag if she secures a crushing win over Sheilds.

How do you see the tussle between Marie Eve Dicaire and Claressa Shields ending?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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