Claressa Shields retains five world titles

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Claressa Shields from Flint, Michigan, USA, retained the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and WBF ladies’s world middleweight titles on a large ten-round unanimous factors determination over Maricela Cornejo on Saturday night time on the Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit, Michigan.

The sores had been 100-90 twice and 100-89.

The 28-year-old Shields dominated from the opening spherical, scoring at will with lefts and rights to the rugged Cornejo, 36, who got here in as a late substitute and sucked up the punishment.

Shields, who has a document of 14-0; 2, tried for a knockout as she gained each minute of each spherical towards Cornejo, who had top and attain benefits however was unable to attain towards her skilful opponent.

On the identical card junior middleweight Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes Jr. (14-0; 5) gained on an eight-round technical break up determination towards Wendy Toussaint (14-2; 6) in a conflict for the vacant ladies’s IBF USBA title.

Toussaint pressed ahead and tried to unsettle Holmes however was warned quite a lot of occasions by the referee earlier than he deducted some extent within the fourth spherical.

A conflict of heads in spherical eight resulted in an enormous gash on Toussaint’s brow and the combat went to the scorecards.

The scores had been 77-74 and 76-75 for Holmes and 77-74 for Toussaint as the group booed the choice.

In a middleweight bout Joseph Hicks (7-0; 5) gained on an eight-round unanimous factors determination towards Antonio Todd (14-8; 8) for the WBC Americas silver title.

The scores had been 80-72 on all three judges’ scorecards.


Junior middleweight Rodolfo Orozco (32-3-3; 24) from Sinaloa, Mexico, stopped fellow Mexican Elian Trejo (8-3; 5) within the fourth spherical of an eight-round fundamental occasion on Friday night time on the Salon Villia Flamingos in Mexico Metropolis.

Trejo did effectively within the opening spherical as he harm Orozco a number of occasions.

Nevertheless, Orozco got here again within the subsequent three rounds earlier than the stoppage.


Former world heavyweight title challenger 43-year-old Mariusz “Viking” Wach (37-9; 20) gained on a fifth-round technical knockout towards Jakub Sosinski (8-3-1; 3) on Saturday night time in Katy Wroclawskie, Poland.

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