Marie-Eve Dicaire Determined
Underdog Against Claressa Shields
Unbeaten underdog Marie-Eve Dicaire, the reigning IBF female
super welterweight World champion, has fully prepared
physically and mentally for this Friday night’s undisputed
showdown against undefeated WBC and WBO title holder and
self-proclaimed WGOAT Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs)
A tribute to International Women’s Day, “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS
VS. DICAIRE” will be broadcast live in USA on InDemand Pay
Per View and streamed live on FITE.TV, and in Canada On
Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and streamed live on FITE.TV
and YOOP. starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from Dort
Financial Center in Flint, Michigan.
Dicaire (17-0), a popular French-Canadian boxer, understands
and fully appreciates the significance of “SUPERWOMEN”, and
what an upset victory would do for her building brand,
particularly outside her native Canada.
“I allowed myself to be excited,” Dicaire explained. “I know
it is a significant fight, but I made sure I’m focused on
the task I need to accomplish and not the outcome of the
fight. My strategy is based on my skills. Where she puts her
focus is up to her. On my side, I did everything I had to
get ready for this fight. And I am!
“I’ve always said that boxing is a passion, and I am happy
to make a living out of it,” she said. But, to me, it is
more than that. It is a way to inspire people, to change
society’s mentality. I want to achieve greatness to inspire
people to dream big and this is what this fight is all about
Last year, 2-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Shields, who
will be fighting Dicaire at home in Flint, Michigan, signed
a multi0year deal with mixed-martial-arts promoter PFL. Her
transition to MMA will reportedly happen this year.
Dicaire, ironically, was a world amateur champion in karate
before transitioning to boxing, in which she has defeated
five world champions.
“My karate background has always been a powerful tool for me
in terms of mindset and work ethic,” Dicaire commented. “I
was built in martial arts and I think it is what made me the
strong athlete that I am now.”
This Friday night Shields vs. Dicarie will determine the No.
1 woman in the super welterweight division, if not in all of