Shields vs Habazin

Claressa Shields Ivana Habazin

Shields Habazin

Flint, Michigan

On Air @ 2am

5

Oct

Vacant WBC & WBO World Female Super-Welterweight Titles

** SHIELDS VS HABAZIN CALLED OFF BY THE WBC**

 

An altercation after the weigh resulted in Habazin's trainer, James Ali Bashir, being sent to hospital. Ennis vs Fernandez has now been promoted to the main event.

 

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BoxNation viewers will see unbeaten American superstar Claressa Shields attempt to make boxing history on Saturday 5th October.

Our cameras will be in Claressa’s hometown of Flint when she meets Croatia’s Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC and WBC World Female Super-Welterweight Titles.

Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) will become the fastest ever fighter - male or female - to win World Titles at three different weight classes so early in their career if she wins the Michigan showdown.

The 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist, who has become a BoxNation favourite, has already won World Titles at Middleweight and Super-Middleweight.

Shields, 24, captured the IBF and WBC 168lb belts in her fourth fight beating then unbeaten Nikki Addler.

Two fights later in June 2018 she began collecting Middleweight straps when she defeated Hanna Gabriels, picking up WBA and IBF titles.

Last November she added the WBC 160lb crown to her collection by outpointing Scotland’s Hannah Rankin.

In April, Shields won the biggest ever women’s bout, taking Christina Hammer’s WBA Title to become undisputed World Champion.

Now she is dropping down a weight division once more to tackle Habazin, a former IBF Welterweight and IBO Middleweight Champion.

Habazin, who will be making her American debut, is on a five fight winning streak, but the 29 year old hasn’t boxed since last December.

Jaron Ennis Demian Daniel Fernandez

Ennis Fernandez

On Air @ 2am

Welterweight contest

Also on the busy card, unbeaten Welterweight puncher Jaron Ennis (23-0, 21 KOs) faces Argentinian Demian Daniel Fernandez (12-1, 5 KOs).

Philadelphia’s Ennis is one of the division’s most exciting prospects and recently returned after promotional issues.

He says: “I’m looking forward to reminding everybody who I am and what I’m capable of doing. We have big plans for the future, but the first step is a statement win.”

Fernandez, 30, has won his last nine bouts and was successful on his previous American jaunt in August, outpointing Andre Byrd.

Jermaine Franklin Pavel Sour

Franklin Sour

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Heavyweight contest

Heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin (19-0, 13 KOs) faces Czech Pavel Sour (11-1, 6 KOs).

Franklin, 25, is supposedly one of America’s best Heavyweight prospects, but the BoxNation regular has been criticised over lackluster performances in recent points victories against Rydell Booker and Jerry Forrest.

Sour, 36, is the Czech Champion, but looks a level below Booker and Forrest. The pressure will be on Franklin to deliver his first KO since March 2018.