Claressa Shields Vs. Ema Kozin Pushed To 2022
The highly-anticipated bout between Claressa Shields and Ema Kozin has been put off to January 29. BOXXER, the promoter for the fight, confirmed the news.
Shields, 26, was originally supposed to defend her IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight crowns and debut in the United Kingdom on December 11, but a shoulder injury to Liam Williams means that the fighters on the card will have to wait for the middleweight to recover.
Shields and Kozin were part of the co-feature to the main event in Cardiff between Chris Eubank Jr. and Williams.
Shields is coming off a loss in the Professional Fighters League (PFL), where she featured in her second MMA bout. She won on her MMA debut, but the tables turned on her the second time around.
She last boxed in March, beating Marie-Eve Dicaire to win the undisputed junior middleweight title. This was part of the headline bout of an all-women’s pay-per-view card in Michigan that she and her team had put together.
She then trained for boxing and signed a seven-figure deal with BOXXER and Sky Sports for what could be as many as three fights.
Kozin, 22, is coming off a second-round victory over Radana Knezevic. She propelled her win tally to 21 with the win in May.