Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, from Flint, Michigan, USA, is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Middleweight Champion.
On Saturday, February 5, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, Shields dethroned now former titlist Ema Kozin by unanimous decision.
The 26-year-old American star, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, also retained her IBF, WBC and WBA world titles in the process.
Using her outstanding boxing-skills Shields kept Kozin at bay for most of the fight, and never allowed the Slovenian southpaw to get close enough to land anything of significance.
After ten rounds of boxing, judges Mark Lyson, Phil Edwards and Terry O´Connor all scored it 100-90 for Shields.
Shields, also an undefeated former world champion at Super Welterweight and Super Middleweight, improved her professional record to 12-0 (2).
Kozin (23), who lost for the first time in the pro´s but still holds the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight title, drops to 21-1-1 (11).
Promoted by Boxxer, the fight was televised live in the UK by Sky Sports, and world-wide on various outlets.