At the Dort Federal Reserve Center, in Flint, Michigan, Friday, Salita Promotions – Dmitiry Salita, in the Main Event presented 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, WBA, WBC, and WBO World Female Super Welterweight champion Claressa Shields, of Flint, MI, easily defeating IBF World Female Super Welterweight champion southpaw Marie Eve Dicaire, of St-Eustache, Quebec, CAN, over 10 rounds, capturing all four belts!
In the Main Event Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, 11-0 (2), #153 1/2, of Flint, MI, easily defeated Marie Eve Dicaire, 17-1 (0), #152 1/2, of St-Eustache, Quebec, CAN, for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF World Female Super Welterweight titles, over 10 rounds.
In the first four rounds it was all Shields outworking and out landing Dicaire whose punches were falling short. In the fifth round Dicaire was finally landing several punches but not enough to win the round. In the final five rounds Dicaire was on the receiving end for the most part. Shields has now won all four organizations belts.
Scores were 100-90 along with this writer’s. Referee was Mike Griffin.
“I’m happy to have won the fight though I wanted a knockout. I want to thank all my fans for turning out and supporting me. I want to thank God. Flint is where I started my boxing at 8 years old. I’m just glad to be the first woman to hold all four belts. (In answering fighting the last person to defeat her) Savanah “Silent Assassin” Marshall, WBO World Female Middleweight champion we can get it on. I was only 17 when we fought and I will kick your butt. Tell Eddie Hearn to make it happen” said Shields.
Middleweight Timur Kerefov, 11-0 (6), #163, of Russia and Detroit, MI, stopped Manny Woods, 16-11-1 (6), #163 1/4, of St. Petersburg, FL, in the third round of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In co-Main Event Heavyweight southpaw Danielle Perkins, 3-0 (1), #196 3/4, of Houston, TX, easily defeated Monika “Lay Em Down” Harrison, 2-2-1 (1), #202 3/4, of Waycross, GA, for the WBC Silver title, over 8 rounds.
In the first four rounds it was all Perkins coming forward and outworking Harrison. In the final seconds of the fifth round Perkins had Harrison out on her feet with a barrage of punches. In the eighth and final round Perkins continued winning every round.
Referee Mike Griffin. Scores were 80-72 as was this writers.
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Bantamweight Marlen Esparza, 9-1 (1), #117, of Houston, TX, easily defeated Shelly Barnett, 4-4-2 (0), #119, of Toronto, Ontario, CAN, and Chicago, IL, over 6 rounds.
In the first two rounds Esparza countered Barnett well mostly with jabs. In the third round Esparza rocked Barnett at the end of the round. In the fourth round Esparza landed combinations to the chin of Barnett on the inside boxing. In the fifth round Esparza couldn’t miss with overhand rights to the chin of Barnett. In the sixth and final round Barnett continued to walk into punches as much as she tried fighting back. Esparza pitched a shutout!
Scores were 60-53 twice and 60-54 as did this writer. “I was happy with my performance and look forward to fighting for the title,” said Esparza.
Bantamweight Jamie “The Miracle” Mitchell, 6-0 (4), #120, of Pacific Grove, CA, stopped Noemi “La Rebelde-No-No” Bosques, 12-16-3 (2), #119 ½, of St. Petersburg, FL, at 1:49 of the fifth round of a scheduled 6.
In the first three rounds Mitchell worked the body of Bosques well. In the fourth round in the final twenty seconds a right from Mitchell on the chin of Bosques drove her back several steps. In the fifth round Mitchell had Bosques out on her feet when referee Gerald White called a halt.