Fight week is here, and on Saturday, London’s O2 Arena will be the site of a can’t-miss all-female bill featuring four of the sport’s premier fighters.
In the main event, WBC/WBA/IBF/Ring Magazine middleweight champion Claressa Shields (12-0, 2 KOs) battles WBO queen Savannah Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) for the undisputed title. Sky Sports produced a special episode of “The Gloves Are Off” with host Johnny Nelson.
The co-feature will see Top Rank-promoted WBO/IBF/Ring Magazine junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) attempt to unify titles against bitter rival and WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KOs). Mayer and Baumgardner’s war of words took shape on social media over the past several months, and the two recently lobbed verbal haymakers. ESPN’s Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley co-hosted “Trash Talk: Mayer vs. Baumgardner,” which is now streaming on Top Rank’s YouTube page.
Before this historic doubleheader, fight week events will stream live on ESPN+ and Top Rank’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages.
The ESPN+ fight night stream is scheduled to include the following fights:
Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall, 10 rounds, Undisputed Middleweight World Title
Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner, 10 rounds, WBC/WBO/IBF/Ring Magazine Junior Lightweight World Titles
Lauren Price vs. Timea Belik, 6 rounds, welterweight
Caroline Dubois vs. Milena Koleva, 6 rounds, lightweight
Karriss Artingstall vs. Marina Sakharov, 6 rounds, featherweight
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