Although Maricela Cornejo showed her resolve to win the match vs Claressa Shields, the undisputed champion dropped a masterclass to emerge victorious and retain her titles, know the fight purse & payout
With her one-sided unanimous decision victory by score of 100-89, 100-90, 100-90 against Cornejo, Claressa Shields successfully defended her undisputed middleweight champion status. Thanks to her win, Shields has improved her professional boxing record to 14-0.
Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo purse, payouts, winner, full fight card results today, highlights
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For this bout, Shields has received guaranteed salary of almost $500,000 but, this amount may be far larger because the aforementioned amount doesn’t take into account any possible PPV points or shares she might be earning. Maricela has reportedly received confirmed purse of $275,000 for taking on Claressa Shields.
At the Little Caesars Arena in her native Michigan, the undisputed middleweight champion Shields completely outboxed her rival Maricela Cornejo. After the match, the three judges inside the Detroit arena awarded Shields with an unanimous decision victory by score of 100-89, 100-90, 100-90. Shields demonstrated that she was more skilled than Cornejo, pummeling her opponent mercilessly throughout the 10-round victory with razor-sharp, hellish right hands, & aimed body blows.
Full Fight Card Results
- Claressa Shields defeated Maricela Cornejo: For Shields’ IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO women’s world middleweight titles
- Ardreal Holmes Jr won against Wendy Toussaint: Light middleweight
- Joseph Hicks defeated Antonio Todd: Middleweight
Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo: match events & post-match reactions
Despite Cornejo’s tenacious defense, Shields proved that she is worthy of the self-proclaimed GWOAT title by landing barrage of punches throughout the fight. Shields consistently threatened a stoppage during some rounds with relentless pressure and a flurry of blows. For instance, Shields delivered the most electrifying punch of the evening in the seventh round, wrenching Cornejo’s head back with a powerful right hand.
Although Cornejo did well to survive a KO defeat, the judges felt that Shields was the clear winner and hence, they awarded her an unanimous decision win by score of 100-89, 100-90, 100-90. Following the captivating performance, Shields declared she would be open to clashing against the victor of the undisputed super middleweight world championship bout featuring Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. Savannah Marshall.