Claressa Shields, boxing’s first-at any time undisputed globe winner of two pounds divisions, has signed a multi-battle, seven-determine offer along with her extended-time promoter Salita Promotions, with the up coming era promoter BOXXER and Sky Sports.
Undefeated three-division earth winner Shields (11–, 2 KOs) will enter the ring in Cardiff on December 11 in opposition to obligatory challenger Ema Kozin in a defence of her WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles, along with the all-British grudge match in between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams.
The 26-calendar year-previous from Flint, Michigan, defeated the previously unbeaten and then IBF super-welterweight Winner Marie-Eve Dicaire in May possibly to generate record and turn into the initially boxer in the four-belt period to be an undisputed globe champion in two body weight lessons.
Shields is only just one of 7 fighters in the 4-belt period to have been an undisputed champion in one particular division along with greats Bernard Hopkins, Oleksandr Usyk, Josh Taylor, Terence Crawford, Jermain Taylor and Cecilia Braekhus.
The American celebrity, a person of the major names in worldwide boxing, is the most up-to-date addition to the planet-class feminine BOXXER steady which also features Savannah Marshall, Caroline Dubois, Tasha Jonas and Ebonie Jones.
Shields and Marshall are on a collision course to phase the most significant women’s combat of all time in 2022.
Marshall holds a 2012 novice victory in excess of Shields – the only time Shields has at any time misplaced in the ring – and the two would like to settle their grudge in a blockbuster experienced rematch. To get there, they will have to 1st each offer productively with their respective required title defences.
Shields is looking forward to producing her long-awaited British isles debut reside on Sky Sports. She explained: “I am psyched to be defending my titles in the United kingdom and I enjoy Dmitriy and Salita Promotions for making this occur.
“I’m thrilled to return back again to my first like – boxing – and battling as a expert in the United kingdom has constantly been a aspiration for me. Hopefully I am going to be 1 action closer to shutting Savannah Marshall’s mouth with a victory on December 11.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER founder and CEO, said: “I’m delighted to have concluded the arrangement with Dmitriy and Mark to be certain that Claressa’s up coming fights will be reside on Sky Sports in the Uk.
“Women’s boxing is likely from power to energy and we are thrilled to provide the most feared woman in boxing to BOXXER and Sky Sports activities.
“The British isles supporters will adore Claressa and her all-motion, strong design of combating and we glance ahead to viewing her in vocation-defining fights.”
Dmitriy Salita, president of Salita Promotions, the foremost marketing firm which aggressively pursued this valuable opportunity for Shields, explained: “We search ahead to Claressa generating her Uk debut in the first battle of our BOXXER and Sky Sporting activities deal.
“With this 1-of-a-kind partnership, Claressa is having a different considerable phase to elevate women’s sporting activities and boxing’s level of popularity to new heights.
“A victory on December 11 from the undefeated WBC No 1 contender Ema Kozin will protected a mega-battle among Claressa and her extensive-time rival Marshall for the undisputed middleweight championship.
“Followers will not only be capable to see Claressa’s ring performances but will obtain tons of shoulder programming that will acquire them driving the scenes within Claressa’s education camp and daily life. With Sky Sports’ determination to Claressa, and doing work along with BOXXER, all the elements are there for mega-occasions for the fans.”
Mark Taffet, Shields’ supervisor, stated: “I are not able to wait around to see Claressa back in the boxing ring on December 11. I know she will have a fire burning inside her which will develop into gasoline in the ring against Ema Kozin. In her very first struggle of this floor-breaking partnership, she will give a memorable efficiency and officially established up a historic battle with Marshall.”
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