TWO-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields is fast on her way to becoming an undisputed professional world champion. She shut out Scotland’s Hannah Rankin, 100-90 for all three judges at the Kansas Star Arena, to add the vacant WBC middleweight title to the WBA and IBF belts she already holds.
Shields said, “I am above average. I am the greatest woman of all-time, whether they like it or not. There’s not a girl who can beat me. If you can find a girl that can beat me, then you can say I’m not – but you can’t.”
Brooklyn heavyweight Jarrell Miller destroyed Bogdan Dinu. Miller put him down with a left hook in the fourth round. Dinu just beat the count, only for a right hook to topple him over, ending it with 14 seconds left in the round.
“It’s about time I knocked out a Brit. The Brits, right now, are top of the list and there’s just me and Deontay [Wilder] as the two undefeated American guys and Deontay’s fighting a Brit,” Miller told DAZN.
“He’s called out ‘AJ’ [Anthony Joshua] but Tyson Fury’s stepped up, so if I can’t get ‘AJ’, I’d like to take Dillian Whyte, Derek Chisora, even a David Allen or David Price.”
On the same bill Gabriel Rosado held Luis Arias to a split draw. Brandon Rios halted Ramon Alvarez, one of Canelo’s brothers, in nine rounds. Olympic medallist Nico Hernandez picked up an eight round points win over Josue Morales.