Salita Promotions, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, will be putting on an all-female pay-per-view. The event will take place on March 5, which is International Women’s Day. In the main event, Shields will put her WBC and WBO gold on the line against Dicaire, who will defend her IBF title. The vacant WBA (Super) Female Light-Middleweight Championship will also be up for grabs, making this an undisputed title fight.
Here’s what Shields had to say about the event in a press release.
“I’m excited to be fighting another undefeated champion and to have the opportunity to make history by becoming the first fighter – male or female – to be undisputed champion in two weight divisions in the four-belt era,” said Claressa Shields. “Headlining my first pay-per-view event with this historic all-women’s card, particularly at such an important time in the evolution of women’s boxing and around the International Women’s Day celebration, is so meaningful to me. We’re going to put on one heck of a show for the world to see. It’s one big step for boxing and one giant step for Womankind. I can’t wait to fight Marie Eve Dicaire on March 5.”
Dicaire also chimed in on the big undisputed title matchup.
“I’m happy to finally be able to get back in the ring and face Claressa Shields,” said Dicaire. “It’s been a year now that I’ve been preparing exclusively for this fight. I’m used to making history in women’s boxing. I was the first woman to lead an event in a major amphitheater in Canada. On two occasions, my IBF defenses have been shown on pay-per-view in Canada. I have a lot of respect for everything Shields has accomplished; I am excited about this opportunity for my career and for the advancement of international women’s boxing. Like Claressa I am undefeated and, just like her, I am coming to defend my world crown. We are going to have a lot of fun on March 5 measuring our skills, without restraints, and putting on a grandiose and memorable show. We have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. I would like to thank all those who made this event possible and I invite you to be there on March 5 in large numbers!”
Shields vs. Dicaire will take place inside the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Michigan. The PPV will begin at 9 p.m. ET.