Claressa Shields took on Maricela Cornejo to headline another boxing event on June 3, 2023, from Little Ceaser’s Arena in Detroit, MI.
Shields came back into the ring for the first time since October 2022 when she defeated her arch-rival Savannah Marshall to defend her unified women’s middleweight championship. She was supposed to face Hannah Gabriels on this night, but Gabriels was ruled out earlier this week after being found positive for clostebol.
Maricela Cornejo came into the bout on a 3-fights winning streak. She night not be as great of an opponent for Shields, but the event was salvaged due to her.
Tune in below from 6:30 PM ET onwards as we post results live from Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo event with complete fight card, results from unaired undercard and more details.
- Sarah Liegmann def. Carisse Brown via decision (58-56, 58-56, 59-56), 6 rounds, Featherweight Bout
- Vernon Webber def. Fernando Rodrigo Simoes de Almeida via TKO at 2:49 of round 2, 6 rounds, Cruiserweight Bout
- Joshua Pagan def. Ronnell Burnett via TKO at 2:59 of round 3, 6 rounds, Super Lightweight Bout
- Marlon Harrington def. Gheith Karim via KO at 0:40 of round 1, 8 rounds, Super Welterweight Bout
- Joseph Hicks def. Antonio Todd via unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72) – 8 rounds, Middleweight Bout
- Joseph Hicks Jr def. Antonio Todd via unanimous decision(80-72, 80-72, 80-72) – 8 rounds, Middleweight Bout
- Ardreal Holmes Jr def. Wendy Toussaint via Technical decision (77-74, 74-77, 76-75) – 8 rounds, Super Welterweight Bout
- Main Event: Claressa Shields(c) def. Maricela Cornejo via unanimous decision(100-90-, 100-90, 100-89), 10 rounds, WBO, WBA, WBC & WBC Women’s Middleweight Championship