Claressa “T-Rex” Shields and Marie Eve Dicaire are going head-to-head in a battle for all the world Super Welterweight titles, and these types of opportunities are not available every day. That’s why each of them is taking the commitment with high levels of responsibility, in pursuit of greatness, chasing greater challenges.
American Shields wants to take the spotlight at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan. “I’ve never been inactive for thirteen months, and I’ve never wanted to get back in the ring so badly,” said the successful boxer, who has a record of ten wins and no losses, with two KOs.
Meanwhile, Canada’s Dicaire says that when she became world champion, the flame to win all the titles was kindled in her. “I am enjoying every moment of this adventure; when I became champion I thought there was something more, and since then I have been focused on being undisputed,” says the Quebec native, undefeated in seventeen fights.
Shields has been candid in acknowledging that her toughest opponents in her time as an amateur boxer were from Canada. “Canada has solid boxing experience. I’m excited to be in the ring with someone like Marie Eve Dicaire, who I feel wants to beat me, and can accept how big this moment is”.
About her preparation, Shields states that “everything is fine and sparring has been great”.
Considering boxing’s momentum, Dicaire recognizes the true position her opponent holds. “Facing Shields is, for me, the opportunity of a lifetime. I worked all my life to get here. My work, my sweat, my blood got me here, so I’ll be 100 percent in the ring”.
The fight will take place this Friday, March 5th and will be broadcast on PPV on USA Fite; for South America on TyC Sports, and Cable Onda Sports in Panama.