Claressa Shields has her next boxing title defense set.
Shields, who has started competing in MMA with the PFL, will head to the United Kingdom in December.
An undefeated three-division world champion Shields (11-0-0, 2 KO’s) will enter the ring in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff for a mandatory defense of her WBC World Middleweight Title in which she will also put her WBA, IBF and WBF titles on the line.
Shields will face Ema Kozin inside the boxing ring.
“A victory on December 11 against the undefeated WBC No. 1 contender Ema Kozin will secure a mega-fight between Claressa and her longtime rival Savannah Marshall for the Undisputed Middleweight World Championship. Fan’s will not only be able to see Claressa’s ring performances but will receive tons of shoulder programming that will take them behind the scenes inside Claressa’s training camp and life. With SKY’s commitment to Claressa, and working alongside Boxxer, all the ingredients are there for mega-events for the fans.”
Shields is looking forward to making her long-awaited UK debut live on Sky Sports. Shields said, “I’m excited to be defending my titles in the UK and I appreciate Dmitriy and Salita Promotions for making this happen. I’m excited to return back to my first love – boxing – and fighting as a professional in the UK has always been a dream for me. Hopefully I’ll be one step closer to shutting Savannah Marshall’s mouth with a victory on Dec 11th.”