Claressa Shields (10-0) yet again makes history in women’s boxing, defeating Croatia’s Ivana Habazin (20-3) by unanimous decision over 10 rounds, to capture the vacant WBC and WBO super welterweight title at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Shields sent Habazin, 30, crashing to the canvas for the first time in her career, when Ivana was obliged to go down on one knee in the sixth round.
The Judges’ scores were unanimous at 99-89, 100-90 and 100-89 all in favor of Shields, who became a three-time world champion in just her 10th fight as a pro.
The “Block of Flint” has now won world titles at 168, 160 and 154 pounds divisions.
Shields, 24, twice Olympic gold medalist, won the vacant WBC and WBO titles in her first fight within the 154-pound division, to become the fastest boxer ever to conquer world titles in three different different divisions.