Shields vs Dicaire Preview: Is “Sexist” Boxing Ready for All This Women’s PPV? – MMA Sports

Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KO) will return to the ring tonight after struggling to get a spot on the 2020 showtime broadcast schedule. This event is an all-female PPV where Shield seeks to unify the third weight class. Interfering with her is IBF super welterweight champion Marie Eve Daycare (17-0).

Shields has a great amateur career and won two world titles and two Olympic gold medals before becoming a professional after the Rio Games. She defeated (barren) super middleweight and middleweight and won a remarkable victory over longtime champion Christina Hammer. She moved to super welterweight in early 2020 and picked up two free belts against Ivanahabajin.

After a career in karate, day care turned to boxing. She won the IBF belt against Krisnams in 2018 and has since made three defenses for her title. The day care style is very reminiscent of Holly Holm’s boxing style. She is a southpaw, mainly using a poing jab to set up her left hand and using footwork to stay within range. Clinch as soon as the opponent shortens the distance. She’s not as athletic and quick as Holm, but her style can cause some problems with the shield.

Shields are best when you use your head movements to fight your enemies. She has the ability to fight on her forefoot, but tends to choke her attacks by not doubling her attacks on the same side or aiming enough at her body. However, the athletic and technical gap between her and her contemporaries has prevented everyone from taking advantage of this stereotyped attack, and Dicaire probably makes no difference.

Faced with her style may prove a frustrating experience for Shields, but she can keep up with Dicaire’s foot speed and has head movements to get over 1-2. must. As she approaches, she can take advantage of the lack of day care head movement and should be effective inside enough to bank in most rounds.

The question is not whether the shield will win. Day care doesn’t really bother the shield, and she’s so popular for that reason. It’s all about whether women’s boxing PPV can be commercially successful.

Shields describes the world of boxing as “SexistBecause she had to wear her own PPV to put the spotlight on the female boxer. If it’s not a draw, Shield may not stick to boxing for a long time. She will begin training at the Jacksons Wink in 2020 and will make her MMA debut at the PFL in June. She’s still fighting at £ 10 north of MMA Featherweight, but the clash between Shield and Kayla Harrison’s Olympic champion is more of a concern than most boxing fights available to Shield, as PFL is keen to promote. Is imagined to have the potential to produce.

Shields vs Dicaire airs on Fite.TV PPV on Friday, March 5thth 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT. It costs US $ 29.95.

– MMA Sports

Shields vs Dicaire Preview: Is “Sexist” Boxing Ready for All This Women’s PPV? Shields vs Dicaire Preview: Is “Sexist” Boxing Ready for All This Women’s PPV?

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