Weeks after coming up short in a historic fight against Claressa Shields, Marie-Eve Dicaire is looking to start her journey towards winning another world title.
On March 5, Dicaire lost a 10-round decision to Shields in the main event of a pay-per-view card from Michigan that featured all women’s boxing fights. The fight crowned Shields as the undisputed junior middleweight champion and sent Dicaire back to the drawing board. Speaking on her time after the loss to Shields, Dicaire noted that she has a learned a lot from that fight and is back in the gym working to win another world title.
“I learned a lot. I went right back to the gym with a precise plan to take my boxing to another level. I’ve realized many things, some good and some bad, but it will definitely help become a more complete fighter. After two weeks off, I had more than enough. Also, during the last year we experimented with a new way to work. I go to the gym for intense training for a few weeks, then take a few days off to rest. This method has brought me to another level, so we decided to work this way for my upcoming camp, because I felt great in the ring. I’m an overachiever. I can’t rest when I know I lost. I needed to get the work done to enjoy true vacations. I know I will be in the ring again soon,” Dicaire said.
Dicaire, who once held the IBF title, is looking to win more titles and even become an undisputed champion like Shields is. The former champion did admit that she was surprised by the support she received after the fight against Shields.
“I want to become a unified, undisputed world champion and this is why I am already back to work. We’re working on improving some of my weaknesses that weren’t a priority before. I’ll be working on improving my power and inside fighting during this training camp. I thought I was going to deal with the loss alone with my family and close friends, but it’s been the exact opposite. I have never experienced so much support from fans during my entire career. It is like everybody is aware I have everything it takes to become champion of the world again and they’re with me during this new journey,” Dicaire said.
As for Dicaire’s most recent opponent, Shields is set to prepare for her upcoming MMA debut, taking place on a PFL card later this year.