This Saturday, February 5, boxing superstar Claressa “G.W.O.A.T.” Shields will defend her WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight World Titles against unbeaten top-rated challenger Ema Kozin live from Cardiff, Wales in an event available in the U.S. and Canada on pay-per-view.
See below for information on the full pay-per-view lineup, where fans can purchase the pay-per-view and what’s at stake when boxing’s only two-division undisputed world champion Shields returns to the ring.
FULL LINEUP: The 10-round Shields vs. Kozin fight will serve as the co-main event of the pay-per-view telecast that begins at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
In the main event, U.K. stars Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams will settle their war of words in a 12-round middleweight showdown, with the winner putting themselves in prime position for a 160-pound title shot.
Kicking off the telecast will be “bonus coverage” of unbeaten heavyweight Steve Robinson in a four-round showdown against Shane Gil.
Next will be an eight-round attraction featuring Welsh welterweight Chris Jenkins returning to action against former unified 140-pound champion Julius Indongo.
Directly prior to Shields’ fight, 21-year-old prospect Caroline DuBois will make her pro debut after a stellar amateur career that included a World Youth Olympic Championship and four European Youth Championship titles. The younger sister of popular heavyweight Daniel DuBois, Caroline takes on Lithuania’s Vaida Masiokaite in a six-round lightweight bout.
HOW TO BUY THE PAY-PER-VIEW: The pay-per-view telecast will be carried in the U.S. and Canada widely throughout all cable, satellite, and telco PPV platforms. This includes Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Fios, DIRECTV, Dish, and Optimum, among others (U.S.), as well as leading operators in Canada, including Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, and TELUS. Fans can also stream the pay-per-view through Fite.TV by clicking on the video above.
WHAT’S AT STAKE IN SHIELDS VS. KOZIN:
Shields vs. Kozin is the first in a lucrative multi-fight deal secured by Salita Promotions for Shields with promoter Boxxer and broadcaster SKY Sports in the U.K.
If Shields can emerge victorious over Kozin, who was recently named by ESPN as one of the “next generation of stars in women’s boxing”, she can set up a long-awaited showdown against WBO Middleweight World Champion Savannah Marshall. Marshall owns an amateur victory over Shields, the only boxing defeat she has ever suffered in the amateur or pro ranks.
Make sure you tune in to see Shields’ return to the ring as she looks to move one step closer to a super fight against Marshall later this year.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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