On Friday, March 5th, Claressa Shields became the first fighter, man or woman, to win an undisputed championship in two weight classes. She is now the unified WBC, WBO, IBF & WBA Super Junior Middleweight World Champion.
Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) said she was happy to have accomplished her latest piece of history in front of her family and friends in Flint, even if the pandemic meant a lot fewer fans in attendance.
“With Covid, we couldn’t have a full capacity. There are 300 here and that’s the capacity of the day, so we have a full house. We couldn’t have full capacity, but I know if we could have, we would have had 6000 people in here. I’m happy to have been able to do it here (in Flint). I started boxing here at Berston Fieldhouse at 11 years old. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on pay-per-view and fighting for an undisputed title and be one of the biggest stars in boxing. I just wanted to win an Olympic Gold medal. God has given me two Olympic medals. I have 12 championship belts now. It doesn’t feel real to say undisputed twice.”
She has definitely earned the right to call herself GWOAT, “Greatest Woman of All Time”.
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