Retirement for Marie-Ève ​​Dicaire?

Retirement for Marie-Ève Dicaire?

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Barring a reversal of the situation, Quebecer Marie-Ève ​​Dicaire should confirm that she is hanging up her boxing gloves in the coming weeks.

C t is at least the option that seems most likely when the 36-year-old athlete had an appointment with promoter Yvon Michel yesterday to discuss his future.

Another meeting would be scheduled with the entire Dicaire team next week.

“We have to see if she has the taste to continue or to go in another direction”, briefly commented Michel, admitting that the boxer seemed rather “ambivalent”. 

If she were to continue her career, the plan would be to fight at least one fight before getting another shot at a world championship title. demanding lifestyle imposed by several training camps? The question arises.

A pioneer

Dicaire has fought 20 fights as a professional so far, signing 18 victories and contributing greatly to the development of women's boxing in Quebec. 

Having made her debut in November 2015, in a gala presented in Sorel-Tracy, Dicaire stepped into the ring for the last time, seven years later, on November 12, 2022 in Manchester, England. The Quebecer then lost a unification bout against British champion Natasha Jonas. 

Losing by unanimous decision of the judges, she was stripped of her IBF super-welterweight title .

Memorable evening in Quebec

It was in December 2018, at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, that Dicaire achieved her goal of becoming world champion . 

The athlete from Saint-Eustache won against Uruguayan Chris Namus. After three title defenses, Dicaire suffered her first career loss, in March 2021 in the United States, against American Claressa Shields. 

She then defeated Mexican Cynthia Lozano, at the Center Bell, to reclaim the IBF crown.