Mary-Yves Decker and Clarissa Shields had the opportunity to meet for the first time yesterday in anticipation of the unification battle between them, which will be shown on March 5 in Michigan. The WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA belts of the Super Middleweight division will be on the line.
Americana soon announced her colors about her struggle with Quebec. She doesn’t intend to make the fun last.
“I want to end the fight by knockout in a five-round duel,” Clarissa Shields told a virtual press conference. I really think I would say.
“I am training hard for this fight. I want to prove to people that I have the strength in gloves. I am very excited about this challenge.”
“I think I have a lot of skills, strength, and motivation to not break it and make her give up in five rounds.”
During this statement, Mary Yves Decker was smiling at another screen. The Quebec heroine responded with the barrel of her gun.
“It’s good to have faith and believe in your own way just like you.” Of course, I don’t think the battle will go in that direction. My preparation is at its highest and I will fight my best ever.
“The greater the challenge, the better. I am able to take boxing to another level.”
Nevertheless, a two-time Olympic gold medalist managed to find qualities in her competition.
“It brings a lot to the table,” said Shields. She is left-handed, fast, and has many other qualities. Decaire also has a good left hand. I respect his skills.
“I did not prepare for it, but to fight I have to fight.”
Speaking of preparation, we know that she has taken several mixed martial arts training sessions in recent months. She is preparing to enter the sport in April.
He never interfered with my boxing camp. I always camped six weeks for my fights. I never trained for eight or ten weeks with an opponent.
“Over the past several months, by eating well, I have managed to keep my weight around 165 pounds. That is great for me.”
Dueling Dicaire-Shields would allow us to write a page in boxing history. It will be the first time that two boxers have headlined a celebrity presented on pay-per-view television in the United States.
We realize that this is a risky road. Shields said it was unclear what to expect in terms of sales. I know it’s going to be a big struggle. That’s all I know. Those who love boxing will love the show. “
Alongside Yvonne Michel, who will be fighting his 65th World Championship fight in his career as a promoter, the excitement was evident.
This is our first time in a showdown where four belts in a class are at stake. It’s also the first time an athlete has participated in a pay-to-watch battle in the United States.
“I realize Mary Yves will not be a favorite in this duel. The Shields are as good as anything I’ve read and heard about. I guarantee you, however, that Mary will be physically and mentally ready when the first bell rings.”
Due to Michigan’s health measures, only 200 spectators will be able to attend the Shields-Dicaire Gala at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint.