The eagerly awaited confrontation between Mary-Eve Desire and Claressa Shields will take place on March 5 at the Amphitheater in Flint, the American hometown of Michigan.
Negotiations between the two camps were tough, but a common ground was finally found late Monday evening.
“It was the biggest fight of my career, but getting the opportunity like this was the culmination of a lifetime. To consolidate the four belts, it was the first in Quebec,” commented the boxer by Saint-Eustace.
The clash between the double Olympic gold medalist Decare (17-0, 0kg) and the Shields (10-0, 2kg) are two of the best in the Super Division against each other. Welterweight. It is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Shields wants to be the first undisputed champion in the age of four major belts in two different weight classes. To do this, she needs a Cubacois title.
At 154 pounds, Desire holds the IBF belt. Shields, of WBC and WBO. It will therefore be a unification fight with the added bonus of a super-champion belt (Super Belt) Of the WBA.
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In fact, on Monday, January 11, Yvonne Mitchell was expected to confirm the confrontation. That day, he informed the opposing clan that a duel would not take place instead.
“The fight is ready, we’m going to announce it when they add a clause to the deal … they forced us to compromise all the time, where we could no longer do it. So we told them it was Mary-Eve. Out, We are no more. We were stubborn, we weren’t playing bluff. Finally, They came back and it was over yesterday [lundi] 11pm, ”said the GYM president.
The interview will take place ten months later than expected after the cancellation of two – May 9 and December 11 – not to mention multiple unofficial dates that are constantly being postponed.
However, bringing the Quebec boxer back into the boat is essential first.
“They convinced me, then that winning Mary-Eve back was a new challenge. She’s really gone. From the moment we told them we’ve not there now, she seemed kind of released. She did not want to go back there anymore. Her coach, She took the necessary time with her agent and me, ”the promoter revealed,“ conditions are excellent now ”.
“It’s a defensive approach, because I’ve been frustrated so many times,” Descare explained. I was deluded in this fight. ”
In the end, it may be his dissatisfaction with the resumption of negotiations.
“My team and I have decided that we have had enough and that the event has gone beyond what is beneficial to my career .We wanted to move forward for the future. But we’re committed to this agreement, so we decided to get rid of these commitments. Then, negotiations resumed.”
So the two camps got closer during the week. But Desiring to rally so far has not been so easy.
When my agent called me, I said: ‘I’ll tell you right away, it’s not there, but I will listen to you.’ I was left with really bad faith!
Until Tuesday morning, the IBF champion’s response was “neutral”. Although the contract is in hand …
“We gave them an ultimatum. The contract is due to be returned by midnight on Monday. When it came, I didn’t sign right away. ”
She left it in the corner of the desk. Then train.
Adding a security provision, postponing the fight again, gave him confidence. A call on Tuesday morning said they had the green light to promote the event.
“Now, I’m on board and the beast mode is on! “, Started his last fight on November 23, 2019, the man who played.
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Positively, the 34-year-old Quebeker finds endlessly blurred good sides around this fight.
“We’ve been preparing for a year. All you have to do is adjust the little things and make sure you’re 100% healthy. A lot of work is done.”
More work in the gym. Before being in Flint’s ring.