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Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields signs multiyear deal to fight in MMA – ESPN

Claressa Shields, arguably the No. 1 pound-for-pound female boxer in the world, has signed an exclusive, multiyear deal with MMA promotion PFL.

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Claressa Shields, arguably the No. 1 pound-for-pound female boxer in the world, will make her professional mixed martial arts debut in 2021.
Shields, a two-division undisputed world champion in boxing, has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with MMA promotion PFL. The 25-year-old will not compete in PFL’s traditional “season format” in 2021, but intends to fight at least twice, with an eye on a season berth in 2022. She will continue to box in 2021 as well.
“I wanted to test myself,” Shields told…

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