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Whew, Drama-Free Weigh In: Shields and Habazin Make 154 Limit



Whew, Drama-Free Weigh In: Shields and Habazin Make 154 Limit

Claressa Shields smiled a good deal, more than we've seen during a weigh in, during the Thursday session with Ivana Habazin, in Atlantic City, the day before the 154 pounders clash at Ocean, and on Showtime.

Good thing; the last time they weighed in, things went off the rails, all the way off, and their fight had to be canceled, and re-set.

Knock on wood, it looks like we are clear for takeoff, as the Flint, Michigan standout (below, in Stephanie Trapp picture, all pictures by Trapp) and the underdog Habazin both hit their mark.

Alicia Napoleon Espinoza (left) could maybe fight Shields, if she keeps winning, and downs Elin Cederroos in AC.

Alicia Napoleon Espinoza and Elin Cederroos flash biceps

NOTE: I do recommend you tune in or tell the DVR to save the show for you, and pay some extra attention to Philadelphia contender Boots Ennis.

He's in his toughest on paper test, and by this time next year, could well be holding a secondary title at 147.



Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.