The Professional Fighters League has scooped up a highly regarded boxing champion in Claressa Shields.
Shields is the WBC and WBO Light-Middleweight Champion. She captured the gold back in January with her unanimous decision win over Ivana Habazin. Shields is undefeated in boxing with a record of 10-0 but she is looking to dip her toes in the MMA waters.
That’s exactly what she’ll do.
In a press release, PFL announced the signing of Shields. Here’s what Shields said in the press release.
“I want to thank Professional Fighters League and Peter Murray for believing in me and giving me this amazing opportunity. What drew me to the PFL is that it is definitely a fighter-first organization, and I can’t wait to be a part of that. Since turning pro it has been my goal to be the GWOAT and to be a two-sport star like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders,” said Claressa Shields. “I want to go where no man or woman has gone and hold championships in both boxing and MMA at the same time. The one-two punch of PFL in MMA and Salita Promotions in boxing will allow me to continue to show that there are no limits to what a woman can do. I can’t wait to get to work!”
Shields will be competing in special attraction fights in 2021. The goal is for Shields to be apart of the 2022 PFL season in the lightweight division.