Claressa Shields will return inside the boxing ring after a lengthy layoff of one year to take on Ema Kozin in a ten-round contest in the middleweight division. This bout will take place this weekend at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.
Consequently, there will be a lot at stake for the American boxer as she puts her undefeated record (11-0-0) on the line and will defend her WBC, WBA, IBF and the ring middleweight titles against the Slovenian boxer.
Leading into this bout, both the boxers are coming off impressive wins in their last fight. T-Rex defeated Marie Even via unanimous decision to become the undisputed light middleweight titleholder. Meanwhile, The Princess obliterated Radana Klezevic via TKO in May last year.
There will be a lot of eyes on Claressa Shields as she makes a transition from MMA to boxing once again. Speaking about her opponent, Ema Kozin is currently undefeated with a record of 21-0-1 and is also a WBF female middleweight champion. Therefore it would be interesting to see whether she manages to maintain her streak this weekend against one of the greatest female boxers in the world.
Fight Card of Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
Apart from this title bout between Claressa Shields and Ema Kozin, there are several exciting bouts on the card. So let us take a look at the entire fight card for the evening.
- Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams (Middleweight bout)- 12 rounds
- Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin (Middleweight bout) – 12 rounds
- Samuel Antwi vs Conah Walker (Welterweight bout)- 10 rounds
- Chris Jenkins vs Julius Indongo (Welterweight bout)
- Rhys Edwards vs Ruslan Berchuk (Featherweight bout)
- Otto Wallin vs Kamil Sokolowski (Heavyweight bout)
- Steve Robinson vs Shane Gill (Heavyweight bout)
- Caroline Dubois vs Vaida Masiokaite (Lightweight bout)
Where and When to Stream Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin?
Claressa Shields will take on Ema Kozin in the undercard of Chris Eubank vs Liam Williams. I This bout will take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales on 5th February. Fans can buy the tickets for the fight and watch it live by clicking here.
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For fans in the United States, they can stream this fight online on Fite TV and PPV.com. Meanwhile, fans in the United Kingdom can stream the fight on Skysports.
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin date and time in the US, UK, Canada and Australia
Boxing fans in the USA can expect Claressa Shields and Ema Kozin to make their ring walks at 5 p.m EST, February 5 on Saturday. The main card will undergo with it’s proceedings at 3:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm GMT.
Boxing fans in the UK can enjoy the fight at 11 pm BST, February 5 on Saturday.
For fight fans living in Australia, they can watch Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin at 9:00 am AEDT, February 6 on Sunday.
The co-main event between Shields and Kozin is expected to begin at 9 pm EST, February 5 on Sunday.
The above-mentioned timings are subject to change considering the length of the undercard bouts.