Inside the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales on February 5, Claressa Shields will defend the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against Ema Kozin. They are the co-main event alongside Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams. This will be the first time Shields will enter a boxing ring since competing in MMA action.
A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shields made her pro debut in 2016. Shields last fought in March 2021, beating Marie-Eve Dicaire to become WBC, WBO, IBF, WBA, and The Ring light-middleweight champion. The “GWOAT” is hoping to face WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall with a win.
Kozin last fought in May, beating Radana Knezevic via TKO. The unbeaten fighter is a former interim WBC middleweight champion and made her debut in 2016.
Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch the fight on Saturday, including time, channel and fight card.
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What time does Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin start today?
- Event start time: 3 p.m. ET
- Shields-Kozin start time: 4:15 p.m. ET (approximately)
- Eubank-Williams main event: 5:15 p.m. ET (approximately)
The Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams fight card is set to take place on Feb. 5. The fight was supposed to take place Jan. 29, but all U.K. fights in January were postponed by the British Boxing Board of Control. The main card will begin around 3 p.m. ET, and Claressa Shields and Ema Kozin should be entering the ring about 4:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the other undercard fights are.
How to watch Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin?
- Inside U.S.: FITE.tv
- Outside U.S.: Sky Sports
For U.S. audiences, you can watch Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams and Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin on FITE.tv. Outside of the U.S., you can watch the fight on Sky Sports.
Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin fight card
- Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Williams
- Claressa Shields (c) vs. Ema Kozin for the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBF middleweight titles
- Caroline DuBois vs. Vaida Masiokaite
- Chris Jenkins vs. Julius Indongo
- Steve Robinson vs. Shane Gill