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. CLICK HERE to see what the middleweight stars had to say when face to face with one another.
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.
Saturday, September 10: FIGHT DAY
2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT
Streaming LIVE AND EXCLUSIVELY in the U.S. on ESPN+
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
Credit: Top Rank Boxing