Training Camp Almost Complete; A Confident and On-Weight Claressa Shields Ready for Hannah Rankin DAZN Showdown on November 17 Women’s superstar and two-division world champion Claressa Shields is in Florida with trainer John David Jackson, finishing up preparations for her showdown with Glasgow, Scotland’s Hannahh Rankin on Saturday, November 17, at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. claressa-shields (4)_8 Shields (6-0, 2 KOs) will defend her IBF and WBA World Middleweight Championships, and be looking to add the vacant WBC title, against Rankin (5-2, 1 KO) in the 10-round co-featured bout to Salita Promotions stablemate Jarrell Miller’s heavyweight showdown against Romania’s Bogdan Dinu. Both fights, along with former world champion Brandon Rios taking on Canelo’s brother, Ramon […]
Hard-hitting junior welterweight prospect Shohjahon Ergashev will look to cap off a busy 2018 on Saturday when he appears on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament doubleheader at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The main event will feature former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs) vs Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KOs). Ergashev (13-0, 12 KOs) will step into the ring for the fourth time this year when he takes on Zack Ramsay in a six-round bout. Ergashev is coming off a stoppage victory over Juma Waswa this past August in Moscow, where Waswa’s corner elected to stop the bout after four rounds of non-stop punishment. The 26-year-old Ergashev, who was born in Uzbekistan, began his […]
Sought-after heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin signed on Thursday with promoter Dmitry Salita. “Salita Promotions prides itself on showcasing and promoting its fighters and that really impresses me,” Franklin said in announcing his deal. “I believe that Salita Promotions gives me the best opportunity to become heavyweight world champion. Dmitry understands boxing and I look forward to gaining his guidance and knowledge. “I want to raise the competition in the heavyweight division. There are some great heavyweights like Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua that are putting the division back on top. I want to be right there with them and have a hand in making the division must-watch TV once again.” Franklin (17-0, 13 KOs), 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, who has […]
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Unified Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will face Unified Jr. Middleweight World Champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships – live Friday, June 22 at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME from Masonic Temple in Detroit.