Claressa Shields’ popularity wildly improved on Friday night after the Michigan native did something for the first time out of any boxer ever.
Male or female in the entire sport’s history.
Shields became the first boxer of all-time to become undisputed world champion in two different categories since the start of the four belt era.
The win on Friday over her Canadian foe saw Shields capture the WBC, WBA, WBO and WBA world titles to now become undisputed super-welterweight champion of the world.
Astonishing achievements to go with her already trail blazing double Gold Olympic medal winning success for America before turning pro.
Also, something never done by any American woman, or woman from any country, in the history of boxing in amateur sport records and the history of the Olympic Games itself.
Here is how the boxing world has been reacting to the big news last night so far:
The above is genuinely quite epic to be fair.
Perhaps going down slightly in weight to take on Katie Taylor of Ireland could attract more fans.
Or a bout with Savanah Marshall of the UK will translate too.
Both two very fun fights to watch if they occur.
Styles make fights at the end of the day and those two fights will likely increase the motivation of her and opponent.
Resulting in what should be a big night for women’s boxing should it happen later this year.
Big things await this young lady from Flint.
25-year-old Claressa Shields perhaps, even at just 25, already one of the most accomplished boxers to ever live.
An astounding story in all of sport, all things considering with where the world is at the moment too.
Making it even more impressive.