Shields turned professional on June 9, 2016. In his first professional bout, he fought against Edgar Meza in Tijuana, winning the match by TKO. Shields soon signed with Golden Boy Promotions in November 2016. Oscar De La Hoya announced Shields would make his debut on December 17, 2016 on the Smith-Hopkins light-heavyweight main event at The Forum. Shields won the fight by knockout in the second round.
In September 2019, Shields extended his contract to a new five-year deal with Golden Boy. Specific details of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.
Marie-Eve Dicaire, MBE (born 27 September 1987) is a British professional boxer who has twice challenged for lightweight world titles; the WBA and The Ring titles in 2017; and the WBA, WBO, The Ring and vacant WBC titles in 2019. At regional level he held the WBC Silver and Commonwealth lightweight titles from 2016 to 2017. As an amateur, Dicaire won gold at the 2008 European Championships, silver at the 2011 World Championships, and gold at the 2012 Olympics, all in the bantamweight division.
As of September 2020, Dicaire is ranked as the world’s fifth best active lightweight by The Ring and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and eighth by BoxRec.
Dicaire’s first professional fight took place on 13 July 2013 at Craven Park in his home city of Hull. His opponent was Andy Harris who he beat in the first round. Dicaire continued his undefeated start to his career with a fifth-round stoppage of Lee Connelly in Hull on 2 November 2013. In his fifth professional bout Dicaire carried on his undefeated record and became the first person to stop Scott Moises.
Claressa Shields and Marie-Eve Dicaire square off in the unified women’s light middleweight title fight on Friday, March 5. The world championship bout headlines the “Super Woman” fight card live on pay-per-view from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Michigan. The event is dedicated to this year’s international Women’s Day (Monday, March 8).
Undefeated Shields (10-0, 2 KO) puts her WBC and WBO titles on the line in a bid to become the first boxing world champion in the four-belt era, male or female, to capture the undisputed crown in two different weight classes. Unbeaten Dicaire (17-0, 0 KO) brings to the table her IBF belt and looks to dethrone one of the most prominent female boxers of all time. In addition, the vacant WBA (Super) and The Ring straps are up for grabs. The women’s contest is scheduled for ten rounds.
Boxing fans can watch Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire live stream online on FITE. The pay-per-view cost is USD $29.95, which is approximately GBP £22 or AUD $40. The broadcast date and start time in the United States is scheduled for Friday, March 5 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, which makes it Saturday, March 6 at 2 am GMT in the UK, and 1 pm AEDT in Australia.
Over four weeks ahead of the event the streaming platform has reported “a steady flow of early buyers”.
“FITE is very excited to be the worldwide digital distributor of this outstanding all-women’s boxing event featuring Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire,” said Michael Weber, FITE COO. “The advance sales have been very encouraging for an event that is over a month away. I think this will be a big step forward for women’s boxing.”
SuperWoman: Shields vs. Dicaire live stream details can be found on the PPV order page here.
The Shields vs Dicaire undercard features heavyweight Danielle Perkins, light heavyweight Nadia Meknouzi and the current WBA interim super welterweight champion Raquel Miller. The names of their opponents are expected to be announced shortly.
The current lineup looks as the following:
Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KO) vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire (17-0, 0 KO) – light middleweight
Danielle Perkins (2-0, 1 KO) vs TBA – heavyweight
Nadia Meknouzi (5-0, 5 KO) vs TBA – light heavyweight
Raquel Miller (10-0, 4 KO) vs TBA – super welterweight