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What time is Claressa Shields’ fight? How to watch Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire

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Claressa Shields and Marie-Eve Dicaire will finally step in the ring on Friday, nearly a year after they were initially scheduled to square off.

Like many other events worldwide, Shields vs. Dicaire was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the bout had to be postponed from its original May 2020 date. Instead, the women will face off this week in Flint, Mich., with another ten months of added anticipation.

Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) has been out of action since January 2020, when she beat Ivana Habazin at 154 lbs by unanimous decision to win the WBC and WBO junior middleweight titles. That victory made the 25-year-old the quickest fighter to win titles in three different weight classes, and Friday's bout gives her the opportunity to become an undisputed champion in two separate weight classes.

Standing in her way is Dicaire (17-0), the IBF titleholder who is coming off an even more extended layoff. The 34-year-old Canadian last stepped in the ring in November 2019, when she successfully defended her belt for the third straight time (and third time that year).

Here is everything you need to know about Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire.

What time is Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire?

  • Date: Friday, March 5
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
  • Main event:  11:30 p.m. ET (approximate)

The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET. Shields and Dicaire are expected to make their ring walks about 11:30 p.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier bouts.

How to watch Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire: TV channel, live stream

  • Pay-Per-View, FITE.TV

Shields vs. Dicaire is available on pay-per-view and can be streamed on FITE.TV.

Where is Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire taking place?

Shields will fight Dicare at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich.. It will mark the first time Shields competes in her hometown venue. Dicaire also fights there for the first time.

Claressa Shields record and bio

  • Name: Claressa Shields
  • Nationality: American
  • Born: March 17, 1995
  • Height:  5-8
  • Reach: 68 inches
  • Total fights: 10
  • Record: 10-0 with two knockouts.

Marie-Eve Dicare record and bio

  • Name: Marie-Eve Dicare
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Born: July 29, 1986
  • Height: N/A
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 17
  • Record: 17-0 with zero knockouts.

Claressa Shields vs. Marie Eve Dicare fight card

Main card

  • Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire in a WBC/WBO/IBF/WBA Women’s Junior Middleweight Unification
  • Raquel Miller vs. TBA; Women's Middleweight
  • Nadia Meknouzi vs. Samantha Pill; Women's Super Middleweight
  • Logan Holler vs. Schemelle Baldin; Female Middleweight
  • Danielle Perkins vs. Monika Harrison; Female Heavyweight

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