The giantess of Michigian, the woman with the rough look proud of a neck adorned with Olympic medals who climbs into the ring with all her grandeur. Claressa “T-Rex” Shields begins the new year with another feat and the confirmation of her next fight against Ema Kozin for February 5. The World Boxing Association celebrates the addition of the multi-champion Shields in another page of the Guinness Records book.
The news was announced a few days ago and the merit refers to being the first female or male fighter, who was the fastest to be crowned champion in three categories in history. She is also the youngest unified champion in two weight divisions: middleweight and super welterweight. She has achieved it with only 11 fights. This is how Claressa Shield will be included in the 2022 edition of the great book of Guinness World Records.
As of the reopening of sports shows in 2021, Shields, who calls herself “Gwoat”, not only made a successful fight against Marie Eve Dicaire but also made her debut in June in Mixed Martial Arts to test herself within another discipline. And so far, the octagon also suits her well. In that bout against Dicaire on March 5, Shields won the super welterweight black and gold belt and the IBF belt. That was when he became undisputed for the second time.
Now, aiming to erase the only blemish in her amateur record, since the only one who managed to beat her was Savannah Marshall, she will fight her on February 5 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Kozin is undefeated in 22 fights. Shields will seek to retain her 160 lbs. belts and then go for the WBO belt in the hands of Marshall and thus become the owner of all the belts and take her rematch.