The undefeated 2012, 2016 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in two different weight classes Claressa Shields entered this fight with a perfect record of 6-0-0 (2 knockouts) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s middleweight in the world. She has fought twice in 2018 beating Tori Nelson (Claressa Shields vs Tori Nelson) and Hanna Gabriels (Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels).
Her opponent, Hannah Rankin, has an official boxing record of 5-2-0 (1 knockout) and she entered as the No.7 in the same weight class but she comes off the loss against Alicia Napoleon; before this bout, in 2018, she had beat Klaudia Vigh and Sanna Turunen. Shields vs Rankin is valid for the IBF, WBA and vacant WBC World female middleweight titles; undercard of Jarrell Miller vs Bogdan Dinu. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Kansas Star Arena, Mulvane, Kansas, USA
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: IBF, WBA and vacant WBC World female middleweight titles
Shields’ previous fight: Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels
Shields’ next fight: Claressa Shields vs Femke Hermans
Shields vs Rankin full fight video:
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