Claressa Shields vs. Maricela Cornejo: The Big Fight Preview
It's set to be a memorable night in Detroit on Saturday when the undisputed women's middleweight champion, Claressa Shields, returns home.
She will be taking on Maricela Cornejo who is a late replacement after Hanna Gabriels was forced to pull out due to a failed drugs test.
Cornejo comes into this fight on the back of a first round knockout win over Sheila Cunha in March, but this encounter will be a huge step up.
Shields will be a clear favourite and if she emerges victorious, there are a number of huge fights to be made including a rematch with Savannah Marshall.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the fight, and our best coverage so far.
Shields vs. Cornejo coverage
- Who is Maricela Cornejo? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Claressa Shields' next opponent
- Claressa Shields: Background, record, championships, biggest wins, MMA fights
- Why does Claressa Shields call herself the 'GWOAT'?
- Dmitry Salita names three future 'big' fights for Claressa Shields
Shields vs. Cornejo weigh-in results
Both fighters are yet to weigh in ahead of Saturday's fight.
Shields vs. Cornejo fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday, June 3
- Time: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST
The event is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Can I watch Shields vs. Cornejo on DAZN?
The card will stream live on DAZN globally except for Latin America, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, Philippines, China, South Africa, France and Nicaragua. You can sign up for a subscription here.
However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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Where is the Shields vs. Cornejo fight?
The fight will take place at the Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Shields vs. Cornejo odds
- Claressa Shields: -8000
- Maricela Corneyjo: +1600
(All odds via DraftKings as of Friday, June 2. These odds could change between now and fight night.)
Claressa Shields record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Date of birth: March 17, 1995
- Height: 5' 8"
- Reach: 68"
- Total fights: 13-0
- Record: 13-0 (2 KOs)
Maricela Cornejo record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Date of birth: April 16, 1987
- Height: 5' 10"
- Reach: 72"
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 16-5 (6 KOs)
Shields vs Cornejo fight card
- Claressa Shields vs. Maricela Cornejo; For Shields' WBF, WBA, WBC and WBO women's world middleweight titles
- Ardreal Holmes Jr vs. Wendy Toussaint; Light middleweight
- Da'velle Smith vs. Kahydlian Woods; Middleweight
- Joseph Hicks vs. Antonio Todd; Middleweight
- Marlon Harrington vs. Gheith Mohammed; Light middleweight
- Joshua James Pagan vs. Ronnell Burnett; Super lightweight
- Vernon Webber vs. Fern. Rod. Simoes de Almeida; Cruiserweight
- Sarah Liegmann vs. Carisse Brown; Women's featherweight