- American Claressa Shields has made history as the fastest boxer to win world titles in 3 different weight divisions
- The amazing black lady beat Croatia’s Ivana Habazin on 10 January to claim the WBO and WBC super welterweight titles
- Shields has won three different titles in just 10 years, faster than any other boxer
24-year-old Claressa Shields, a brilliant black boxer from the USA, has become the fastest fighter in all of history to win three world titles in separate weight divisions.
Face2FaceAfrica.com reports that the brilliant boxer outdid the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Kosei Tanaka, who won their three different world titles in a total of 12 years. Floyd Mayweather also won titles in three different weight divisions but he took longer to do so.
The fight that crowned Claressa Shields with the historic title happened on 10 January. She comfortably beat Croatia’s Ivana Habazin to claim the vacant WBO and WBC super welterweight titles.
This means the 24-year-old Claressa Shields has won three different weight divisions of world titles in just 10 years.
Speaking about her latest groundbreaking achievement, the young lady said:
“It wasn’t what I wanted but I’m happy with the improvement,” said Shields. “This feels great. I did it in 10 fights. Now, I’m No. 1, the fastest boxer in history to become a three-time division world champion.”
Shields' boxing career started quite early in life as she got her introduction to boxing at the age of 12 by her father.
In 2019, Claressa Shields became the second woman in history to hold championship titles from all four major boxing organisations.
Before that, she won the North American Boxing Federation Middleweight Title in 2017. She later won the WBC Super Middleweight Belt and the IBF Super Middleweight. In 2018, she retained her WBC and IBF titles.
Shields won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
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