Claressa Shields Promises Ivana Habazin A Whole New Version Of Beatdown
Claressa Shields will be out to win a World title in her third weight class when she takes on former champion Ivana Habazin in a fight that has WBC and WBO junior middleweight title at stake on the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. live on ShowTime.
Shields will be kicking off the boxing year with the showdown with Habazin, as she seeks to break the record of the fastest male or female boxer to become a three division champion and on Her list of resolutions is winning the title in spectacular fashion.
“I really have just one main resolution for the new year – no compromising,” said Shields. “That goes for both my personal and professional life. I also want to get closer to God and stay undefeated. I was going to say stop cursing also, but that’s just not happening.”
Claressa Shields is very happy to be on the first boxing card in 2020 with Showtime and hopes to start out with a knock out ,after watch Gervonta Davis end the year magnificently by become a Two-division champion with a 12th round knockout victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa on 28th of last month to become a two division.
“I’m very happy to kick off 2020,” said Shields. “Gervonta Davis ended 2019 on SHOWTIME and then the GWOAT brings in the New Year for SHOWTIME in 2020. It’s going to be a great start to the year. I’m coming in with a bang and gunning for the knockout.
“I’m super excited to have Jaron Ennis on the undercard, too. To me, he’s the next Roy Jones Jr. of boxing. He’s slick, he has power, he can box and he’s an all-around dedicated athlete. I look forward to sharing the card with him as a future world champion.”
Shields has been able to maintain focus despite the festivities and has been training under Head Coach John David Jackson, while preparing for Her 154 pound debut. Shields is definitely not taking the fight lightly with plans to shut her trash talking opponent up with a knockout victory when they share the ring on the 10th.
“I made 154 pounds back in October before the cancellation,” said Shields. “After our fight was cancelled, I stayed active and only put on about 10 pounds. I’ve been down in Florida for the last six or seven weeks. It’s been hard work. I’ve pushed myself and I’m not taking Habazin lightly. I want the knockout because Ivana talks too much. I’m staying focused on being focused, and not letting anyone throw me off by talking nonsense.
“I don’t eat meat anymore. I haven’t in over three months, so my body is more toned now. I actually have a six-pack already with just a little more weight to lose. I think people are going to be surprised at the 154-pound version of me. I’m going to be very strong and very fast because I’ve basically had five months to prepare and to get ready for her specifically.”
Shilds has taken the fight personally due to the “disrespect” from her Jan. 10th opponent and plans to make a big statement and has promised her a whole new version of a “BeatDown”.
“No matter what she says, this beat down was coming in October,” said Shields. “All I’m doing is bringing it to Atlantic City. I’m going to knock her out. I’m going to put down a whole different beat down on her because of the level of disrespect she has shown me. I’m not going to let her be disrespectful towards me and I’m going to knock her out to shut her up.”