This will be Shields’ first professional fight in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Claressa Shields is the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.
She will be going up against former world champ Ivana Habazin. Ivana is a native of Croatia and will be making her USA debut at this fight.
This event is being promoted by Salita Promotions, which is owned by the great and well-known promoter, Dmitriy Salita of Brooklyn and Detroit.
Come check out the battle for the WBO Junior Middleweight World and WBC Diamond Super Welterweight Championships.
If you can’t make it, watch it live on Showtime.
What: Shields v.s. Habazin
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Where: Dort Federal Credit Union Center (3501 Lapeer rd, Flint, MI)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Claressa Shields stats
Non-Televised Undercard lineup
Also featured is undefeated Saginaw, Mich., heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin (19-0, 13 KOs) facing Czech Republic’s once-beaten Pavel Šour (11-1, 6 KOs).
In support will be an exciting five-fight mix of local and international talent, topped by a classic “All Detroit” 10-round showdown between West Detroit’s WBO No. 13-rated super flyweight Jarico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (12-0-1, 8 KOs) and East Detroit’s James “O.G.” Smith (13-2, 7 KOs).
Stepping in for her third pro fight in the U.S., IBO Super Welterweight Champion Hannah Rankin (7-3, 1 KO) from Glasgow Scotland takes California-based veteran Erin Toughill (7-5-1) in a six-round showcase.
Also scheduled for action will be Saginaw, Mich., cruiserweight Robert Simms (9-3, 3 KOs) going into a six-round battle against Columbus, Ohio’s Michael Glasscox (6-3-2, 5 KOs).
Undefeated Kazakhstani heavyweight Izim Izbaki (2-0, 1 KO) facing Mount Morris, Michigan’s Troy Albring over four rounds.
Undefeated welterweight Jacob Bonas (3-0-1, 2 KOs), one of the last of the young fighters trained by the late, great Emanuel Steward, taking on Indiana’s Norfleet Stitts in a four-rounder to open the card.