Shields Hopes To Walk Out Of Detroit With Two Belts
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After moving her camp to Florida, Claressa Shields returns to the ring with a renewed focus and her sights at unifying the women’s middleweight division.
Shields, who last appeared in the ring in January in a unanimous decision victory over Tori Nelson, claims that she had some issues walking into camp.
“It’s been seven weeks of really hard work, Shields said at the open workouts.
“A lot of people don’t know and I really don’t like to be open about it, but I got to 183 pounds after my last fight in January and now I’m 160. That’s 23 pounds. I was in camp running and getting ready for the fight and having to focus on weight was very different for me.
With a world title in another division on the horizon, Shields looks to continue to take Women’s boxing to another level.
“To be the one to be the leader is special, Shields told reporters.
“I feel like I go out there every fight and give my best and show that I can box better than 90 percent of the men that box. If you have a choice to make a man the main event or me the main event, I always want them to choose me.
“I’m always confident going into fights. I’m not leaving the ring without having two new belts