Claressa Shields Suffers Injury; August Return Postponed!

Claressa Shields Out of August Return

Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields’ injury postpones title bout agianst Ivan Habazin. has learned undisputed women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2KOs) has suffered a knee injury that will force the vacant WBO junior middleweight title bout against Ivana Habazin to be postponed.

The fight was scheduled to take place at the Dort Federal Event Center in her hometown of Flint, Michigan on August 17, airing live on Showtime.

“There’s nothing I love to do more than boxing and I train hard for all of my fights. It’s going to be tough for them to keep me out of the gym for a few weeks.

“But I will heal quickly and then go to training camp, so I can make history in front of all my fans in the fall.

“I can promise you this, I’ll be training harder than ever soon again and I will provide a spectacular performance and make history for everyone in attendance and for the viewers on Showtime!”

Claressa Shields – Undisputed Female Middleweight Champion

Her promoter Dimitry Salita also spoke saying this

“Claressa will bounce back quickly. Unfortunately, training injuries are part of the sport.

“A great champion like her will take it in stride and move forward to the new fight date we are currently working to finalize.

“The fight will be rescheduled for the fall and we will announce the new date shortly.”

Dimitry Salita – Promoter for Shields

At the moment a new date hasn’t been determined. will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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