- Claressa Shields, 24, has made history as the fastest boxer to win world titles in 3 different weight divisions
- The amazing Black lady crowned her historic title on Friday, January 10, 2020 after beating Croatia’s Ivana Habazin
- Shields has won the 3 different titles in just 10 years, faster than every other boxer
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Claressa Shields, a brilliant Black boxer, 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 3 different world titles in a total of 12 years. Mayweather had also won titles in 3 different weight divisions but within a longer time duration.
The fight that crowned Claressa Shields with the historic title happened on Friday, January 10 after she comfortably beat Croatia’s Ivana Habazin to claim the vacant WBO and WBC super welterweight titles.
This made the 24-year-old Claressa Shields win the 3 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 her life as she got her introduction to boxing at the age of 12 by her father. The father of the history maker was also a boxer in the underground leagues.
In 2019, Claressa Shields became the second woman in history to hold championship titles from all four major boxing organizations.
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.
Much earlier, Shields won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Young Black ladies have been in the news for amazing achievements lately.
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