- Shields vs Habazin goes Saturday, October 5th at 9 PM ET
- Can Shields make history and continue her unprecedented run?
- Will Habazin secure the most significant win of her near decade long career?
Claressa Shields vs Ivana Habazin is the headline attraction for a great night of boxing this weekend. The title bout emanates from Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan. Showtime will broadcast the proceedings.
Shields is looking to make history by becoming the person to capture titles in three different weight classes the fastest. Habazin is looking to halt that history-making moment and get a victory over arguably the most notable woman in present-day boxing.
October 5th will be a stacked night of boxing and this is one of the most intriguing bouts among them; if not the most compelling.
Claressa Shields vs Ivina Habazin Fight Odds
*Odds taken 10/03/19
This bout was initially scheduled to go in mid-August but a knee injury to Shields postponed things.
Tensions have flared after mudslinging went on via social media with Habazin posting that Shields was having difficulties making weight instead of being genuinely injured.
Shields Continues to Make History
Shields is a two-time Olympic gold medalist having won in 2012 and 2016. She hasn’t even been a pro for three years and is already making a strong case in becoming the greatest women’s boxer of all time. For Shields, this marks the first time that the 24-year-old gets to fight in her hometown.
Shields has unified the belts at middleweight and super middleweight. Her next goal is to capture some hardware at super welterweight. Vacant WBC and WBO gold at super welterweight will be on the line in this one.
The WBC belt wasn’t even initially supposed to be one the line when his bout was initially signed. The WBC belt was formerly held by Ewa Piatkowska but it is not immediately clear why, how, or when she was stripped.
Is @Claressashields the GWOAT?
✅ 77-1 amateur record
✅ Double Olympic gold medallist
✅ 9-0 (2 KOs) as a pro
✅ Unified Super-Middleweight Champion after four fights
✅ Undisputed Middleweight Champion after nine fights
? Bids to become three-weight World Champion on Saturday pic.twitter.com/HrlmoOp370
— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) September 30, 2019
Habazin has an impressive looking record if you just give it a cursory glance. The only instances where Habazin stepped up to face elite-level competition resulted in losses for her (Cecilia Braekhus and Mikaela Lauren).
Habazin has one solid win over Sabrina Giuliani where she captured the IBF world welterweight title. She would promptly lose the bet in her next outing to Braekhus.
Shields vs Habazin Tale of the Tape
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Neither woman has standout stopping power but Shields has indicated she wants a KO in this one. She has admittedly come close to earning stoppages in past fights that went to the judges.
That being said, I think Shields takes a lopsided unanimous decision win and puts on a clinic in the sweet science this weekend.
Pick: Shields (-10000)