Undefeated boxer, Claressa Shields will attempt to become the first to become an undisputed world champion in two weight divisions.
She faces unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout on Saturday, May 9. The event will be live on SHOWTIME from the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich.
“I can’t wait to make history again on May 9,” said Shields. “Fighting in Flint in front of all my fans has been a dream of mine since turning pro. Having the opportunity to make history by fighting for the undisputed title in a second weight division is something I’m very proud of.
The winner of the main event takes Shields’ WBC and WBO titles, Dicaire’s IBF belt, and the WBA (Super) crown. This is the first time in 99 years that the WBA has awarded a Super Champion belt to a female boxer.
Shields is the first American boxer in history – male or female – to win two consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. She turned pro following the 2016 Olympics headlining the first women’s boxing main event in premium cable television history. It was just her second professional fight in 2017!
Shields will be headlining for the seventh time on premium cable and has her sights on making more history.
“Headlining on SHOWTIME again will continue my goal to lift women’s boxing to new heights. I’m going to give Flint and fight fans all over the world a night to remember on May 9!”
Only seven fighters have been undisputed in one division.