Former UFC and boxing champion Holly Holm will be part of the broadcast team for Claressa Shields’ next fight.
Holm will help to commentate the boxing event “Superwomen: Shields vs. Dicaire,” which takes place on March 5 at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Michigan. The headliner will see Shields (10-0), the WBC/WBO super welterweight world champion, lock horns with IBF super welterweight champion Marie-Eve Dicaire (17-0) in a 154-pound unification bout. The card airs on Fite.TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Holm will share the host desk with Dan Canobbio and will also serve as the evening’s unofficial scorer. Before she transitioned to mixed martial arts, Holm compiled a 33-2-3 mark in professional boxing while winning titles in multiple weight classes.
“These are the top media professionals that this historic night for female boxing deserves,” promoter Dmitriy Salita said in a release. “Holly Holm is one of the most popular female fighters in history and she’ll be lending her unique insights.”
Shields has been training alongside Holm at Jackson-Wink MMA with designs on transitioning to MMA. Shields recently signed with Professional Fighters League and is expected to make her debut with the promotion at some point in 2021.
Holm will return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night against Julianna Pena on May 8. The former bantamweight queen has been victorious in her last two promotional appearances.
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