NEW YORK — Maureen Shea ended a two-plus 12 months layoff Saturday, outboxing Calista Silgado to a unanimous choice victory at Carnesecca Enviornment at St. John’s College in Jamaica, N.Y.
The scores had been 79-73 on two playing cards and 77-75 on the third, all for Shea (30-2-1, 13 knockouts), who continues her push for a world title alternative.
“The Actual Million Greenback Child” Shea regarded as sharp as ever, regardless of having not fought since January of 2020. Silgado (19-14-3, 14 KOs) had her moments early on, however it was Shea’s physique punching and elegant defensive expertise which made the distinction.
The victory was made even sweeter for the Bronx native Shea as a result of she was was combating in New York Metropolis for the primary time since 2010.
“I felt nice, I felt that this was the place I belonged, I felt very at dwelling within the ring,” stated Shea, a former two-time boxing champion.
Shea says she desires a world title alternative after being unjustly denied one final 12 months by the WBA, regardless of being the no. 2 ranked contender for the vacant bantamweight title.
“These different ladies can’t deny me, the sanctioning our bodies can’t deny me. The general public is gonna wish to see me. Who doesn’t wish to see that model and that sort of combat? It might be doing the followers a giant disservice. I deserve a title,” stated Shea, who’s now primarily based in Boca Raton, Fla., the place she trains with boxing coach Derik Santos and energy and conditioning coach Phil Daru.
Among the many many Shea supporters in attendance was undisputed girls’s tremendous middleweight champion Franchón Crews-Dezurn, who had designed Shea’s ring apparel for the combat.
Crews-Dezurn says she believes Shea has all of the instruments and dedication to change into a world champion once more.
“Maureen is such an intricate a part of girls’s boxing. She’s damaged numerous obstacles and he or she’s put in numerous time,” stated Crews-Dezurn. “She’s simply an incredible boxer and I’m honored I started working together with her.”
Shea says she hopes to be again within the ring once more inside three months.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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