Fri, Jun 22 | Masonic Temple

Showtime Boxing

The two-time Olympic gold medalist will move down to middleweight for the bout on June 22, facing Hanna Gabriels for the vacant WBA and IBF titles at Detroit’s Masonic Temple, live on Showtime.
Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels
Showtime Boxing

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2018, 10:00 PM – Jun 23, 2018, 2:00 AM
Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

About The Event

Shields (5-0, 2 KO) is coming off of a 10-round decision win over Tori Nelson on January 12, where she successfully defended the IBF and WBC super middleweight titles with a shutout victory.

Gabriels (18-1-1, 11 KO) is a 35-year-old veteran from Costa Rica who will be coming up in weight from 154 pounds, where she holds the WBA and WBO titles. She last fought in October 2017, beating Oxandia Castillo by decision. She also briefly held the WBO welterweight title several years ago.

“I’m really excited and grateful to have the opportunity to showcase my skills against Claressa Shields on Showtime,” said Gabriels. “This will be a great battle of two world champions, a great night for my country, and a great fight for women’s boxing. I only know one thing — the woman in front of me will lose. I take nothing away from Claressa’s accomplishments, but on June 22 she is facing a three-time world champion and I will take the ‘0’ in her record and prove I am the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels

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