Mary-Ov Desire is no longer a world champion. In the fight she dominated from start to finish, Quebec lost to American Clarissa Shields by a unanimous decision.
At the same time, the Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) wrote a page in boxing history as the first athlete to win four belts in two different disciplines. She now holds the WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA (Super Champion) Super-Middleweight titles.
The three judges undoubtedly handed out 100-90 scorecards. This clearly indicates dual speed.
American dictated the speed of the exchanges from the first hour. She quickly set up her power shots and with the speed of the shields Desire fell back slightly.
To demonstrate the dominance of the local boxer, she ended the fight with 116 blows, which led to Decare against just 31.
“It’s not the result I expected,” said Mary-Ove Desire. One thing is for sure, I have no regrets. I knew I had done all I could and there was nothing I could do in my camp.
“Claressa is the best, but that doesn’t mean she’s the best of all times.” I do not have the box to have a clean record, but to accept challenges. I wanted to face the champion to prove to everyone that I was one. “
The Shields are in control of their 62nd consecutive victory. She proved that she was in her own class. As for Desire, she showed a lot of courage in taking blows. She never left.
“Claressa Shields belong to a different species. She is in her own class. I didn’t see another girl beat her, Yvonne Mitchell added. No matter what Mary’s strategy is, she will win it.
“With what Mary has achieved this evening, I believe she will be a world champion again.
When a Quebec boxer has to fight abroad, he should always be sought after.
After the wait-in on Thursday, Mary-Ov Desire went to the room where the fight was to take place. The champion quickly realized that the contract signed with the Shields clan had no dimensions to the ring.
It measures 16 feet x 16 feet, the minimum for combat. According to the agreement, it should be 20 feet x 20 feet. After several minutes of negotiations between promoters Yvonne Mitchell and Dmitry Salita, the manager agreed to honor his contract.
A similar controversy erupted in 2015 before the IBF Middleweight World Championship fight between David Lemieux and Hassan N. Dam. The French clan did not negotiate this provision, so promoter Camille Estefon was able to choose the ring of her choice.
Crusts to eat
If Dmitry Salita wants to become a leading promoter, he must repeat his homework regarding the quality of his events.
The lighting is not perfect. We seemed to be in the church basement. As for Fite.TV, a growing streaming network, the sound quality is terrible.
In short, it does not deserve a historic fight.