In an attempt to become the fastest fighter – male or female – to win three world titles in three different divisions,
The undisputed middleweight world champion faces former world champion Ivana Habazin for the vacant WBO junior middleweight and vacant WBC women’s super welterweight titles on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9PM ET/6PM PT
“It’s hard to even put into words how excited I am to be returning home as undisputed champion and fighting in front of all my fans in Flint,” said Shields, 24, in a news release. “And having the opportunity to become world champion in a third weight division faster than any man or woman in boxing history will make August 17 a night I will cherish forever. It’s another big step forward in lifting women’s boxing on the road to equality.”
The 24-year-old Shields (9-0, two knockouts) is the first American boxer to win consecutive gold medals in 2012 and 2016.