CLARESSA SHIELDS & IVANA HABAZIN TO HOLD
FLINT & DETROIT PRESS CONFERENCES ON SAME
DAY TO PREVIEW OCTOBER 5 SHOWDOWN
11:00 a.m. ET at The Dort Event Center in Flint
3:00 p.m. ET at The Wilson Ballroom at Hotel St. Regis Detroit
Undisputed Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields &
Former Champion Ivana Habazin Meet for the Vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title Saturday, October 5live on SHOWTIME® from the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, MI
CLARESSA SHIELDS, Undisputed Middleweight World Champion
IVANA HABAZIN, Former Welterweight World Champion
JOHN DAVID JACKSON, Shields’ Trainer
BASHIR ALI, Habazin’s Trainer
DETROIT MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN
FLINT MAYOR KAREN WEAVER
DMITRIY SALITA, CEO of Salita Promotions
MARK TAFFET, CEO of Taffet Media
Undisputed Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields and former
welterweight champion Ivana Habazin will preview their WBO 154-pound title showdown at two press conferences on the same day in Shields’ hometown of Flint, followed by a press conference in Detroit.
Shields will look to become the fastest fighter in history, male or female, to win world titles in three divisions when she faces Habazin in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, October 5 at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint.
Flint Press Conference
10:30 a.m. ET – Media Arrival
11:00 a.m. ET – Press Conference Begins
Detroit Press Conference
2:00 p.m. ET – Media Arrival/Lunch
3:00 p.m. ET – Press Conference Begins
Flint Press Conference – Dort Event Center
Detroit Press Conference – Hotel St. Regis Detroit
INFO: ABOUT SHIELDS VS. HABAZIN
Undisputed Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will aim to make history by becoming the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion when she takes on former world champion Ivana Habazin Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME.
The showdown for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title headlines a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Dort Federal Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich. The vacant WBC Women’s Diamond Super Welterweight Championship will also be on the line in Shields’ first professional fight in her hometown.
“HOMECOMING FOR HERSTORY” Shields vs. Habazin is promoted by Salita Promotions. Tickets for the live event can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and at the Dort Center box office.
About Salita Promotions
Salita Promotions was founded in 2010 by Dmitriy Salita, a professional boxer and world-title challenger who saw the need for a promotional entity to feature boxing’s best young prospects and established contenders in North America and around the world. Viewers watching fighters on worldwide television networks including Showtime, HBO, ESPN, Spike TV, Universal Sports Network, UFC Fight Pass, DAZN, ESPN+ and MSG have enjoyed Salita Promotions fight action in recent years. We pride ourselves on offering our fighters opportunities inside and outside the ring. Salita Promotions looks forward to continuing to grow and serve the needs of fight fans around the globe.