Claressa Shields to Make History with Homecoming Rematch Against Hanna Gabriels at Little Caesars Ar
Undisputed middleweight world champion and Michigan's own Claressa "GWOAT" Shields is set to make boxing history once again as she takes on four-division champion Hanna Gabriels in a rematch. The event will take place at the world-class Little Caesars Arena located in the heart of Detroit on Saturday, June 3, and will be streamed live on DAZN in the U.S. and Canada.
Shields first faced Gabriels in her sixth professional fight back in 2018, where Gabriels managed to knock down the Flint, Michigan-native in round one. This remains the only time Shields has been knocked down in her professional or amateur career, and although she recovered to win by unanimous decision, she is looking for an emphatic ending to their rivalry during their upcoming rematch.
"Claressa Shields is making history again by opening up professional boxing at the brand-new world-class Little Caesars Arena in the heart of Detroit," says Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions. "Tommy Hearns won his first world title at Joe Louis Arena in 1980, and now in 2023, Claressa will electrify fans watching the fight at the arena and live on DAZN in the USA and Canada."
This "HERstoric" event marks the resurrection of big-time championship events in Detroit and highlights the city's rich history in boxing. Fans of the sport are eagerly anticipating the rematch, which could potentially end with an emphatic victory for Shields over Gabriels.
With her formidable reputation and impressive record, Shields is a force to be reckoned with in the world of boxing and will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the all-time greats.