Claressa Shields seeks boxing record with win over Ivana Habazin

Shields has already held world titles at natty-middleweight and middleweight

Claressa Shields will bid to change into the quickest boxer in historical past to bewitch world titles in three weight classes when she faces Ivana Habazin on 17 August.

The American, 24, has held titles at natty-middleweight and middleweight.

If she wins the vacant WBO natty-lightweight title in her tenth bout she’s going to eclipse male fighter Vasyl Lomachenko, who changed into a 3-weight world champion in his 12th contest.

She mentioned it became a “wide step” on the “boulevard to equality” for ladies folks’s boxing.

Shields, who acquired Olympic gold at middleweight in 2012 and 2016, holds all four world titles at middleweight in her reliable career.

She’s going to collapse in weight to face Croatia’s Habazin, 29, in her dwelling city of Flint, Michigan, where she is yet to strive against as a reliable.

“Or now not it is annoying to even put into words how excited I’m to be returning dwelling as undisputed champion and combating in front of all my followers in Flint,” mentioned Shields.

“And having the chance to change into world champion in a third weight division sooner than any man or girl in boxing historical past will have 17 August a evening I will fancy forever. Or now not it is one more wide step forward in lifting ladies folks’s boxing on the boulevard to equality.”

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