Tensions boiled and eventually spilled over at 🇺🇸Claressa Shields and 🇭🇷Ivana Hazabin’s official weigh-ins for their WBO Super-Welterweight showdown that was supposed to be scheduled for tomorrow night on Showtime. After the hostility rose between the two camps, an individual from Shields entourage took it too far and went past banter as he sucker-punched Hazabin’s 🗣️Head-Trainer James Ali Bashir, to where Bashir’s head hit the floor and was reportedly knocked unconscious of upwards to 20 minutes. Continue reading “A Bad Day for Boxing, as Assault Takes Place at Shields/Hazabin Weigh-In, Bout Called off 🗞️”
Women’s boxing great and reigning LINEAL/UNDISPUTED Middleweight Champion of the World ♛🥇🥇🇺🇸Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (9-0-0, 2KO) has more lofty aspirations to go after, this time trying to become a Triple-Crown, 3-division Champion. Continue reading “The Hunger for More (Claressa Shields Returns)”
By Tre Berry
Ladies & Gentlemen, your new UNDISPUTED Middleweight World Champion…Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields (9-0-0, 2KO).
Shields defeated longtime Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer (24-1-0, 11KO) by way of a dominant unanimous decision in which all official scorecards had identical results. In the most important fight in women’s boxing history, Shields managed to unify all WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF & RING-MAGAZINE belts, answering all questions and leaving nothing to speculation as to who the best is in the Middleweight division, also leaving a strong impression when considering the overall P4P picture.
The fight started out with Hammer trying to establish distance behind her jab, and Shields standing stationary assessing what Hammer had in her arsenal, and relying on her counter-punching to find her target.
Hammer had trouble establishing her jab while headhunting instead of jabbing to the chest while Shields remained an elusive target and found ways to get inside. With Hammer having zero inside game, and her not being able to get the stick working to keep her shorter opponent at bay, it turned out to be a recipe for disaster from about the 4th round on, with very minimal adjustments made on Hammers behalf, getting picked apart by a sharp, clever approach that Shields brought to this fight.
This was Claressa’s most complete performance of her short but eventful professional career, and in just 8 professional fights, managed to not only become an Undisputed Champion, but also a 6X World Champion, which is outstanding feat in and of itself, but even more considering it took her just 8 fights in the professional ranks, another chapter written in her storied book of accomplishments.
INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT – In the post-fight questioning, Shields of course was on cloud 9, ecstatic about her performance, and what she had just accomplished. She also expressed that since her and great P4P Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (35-0-0, 9KO) are the only current Undisputed Champions in boxing (Claressa at 160, Braekhus at 147), that she would like to meet her in between weights at the Super-Welterweight (154) division for another blockbuster showdown of even bigger magnitude. Of course we are interested in Braekhus response to the call out, but for now, we recognize an outstanding performance by Shields who took the fight to Hammer, and achieved her ultimate goal.
Guido Cavalieri = 98 – 92 for CLARESSA SHIELDS
Lynne Carter = 98 – 92 for CLARESSA SHIELDS
Robin Taylor = 98 – 92 for CLARESSA SHIELDS
PROJECT COMBAT SCORECARDS
Tré Berry = 98 – 92 for CLARESSA SHIELDS
Jon Uddin = 98 – 92 for CLARESSA SHIELDS
Saturday night all 4 Middleweight Titles are on the line for 3 year pro 🇺🇸Claressa Shields, 24, from Michigan, and 10 year vet 🇩🇪Christina Hammer, 28, of Germany. Continue reading “Jon Uddin’s Prediction for Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer”
This fights importance for the sport on the women’s side is at its zenith, not just because these are two of the top-ranking fighters in the world risking it all to become ♔UNDISPUTED CHAMPION of the Middleweight division, but also in contributing to help garner the correct attention that women’s boxing should have at this point in time, especially given that there is a strong upsurge of talent in a few key divisions. Continue reading “Tré Berry III Breakdown & Prediction for Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer”