Holly Holm is going home again.
The former UFC champion, who held multiple titles in boxing before transitioning to her mixed martial arts career, will join the broadcast team for the upcoming all women’s pay-per-view headlined by Claressa Shields in a 154-pound title unification bout against Marie-Eve Dicaire.
The card dubbed Superwomen: Shields vs. Dicaire will take place at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. on March 5 with Holm joining the host desk alongside Dan Canobbio with play-by-play duties handled by Justin Shackil as well as Claudia Trejos doing analysis.
Holm will serve as the co-host as well as the night’s unofficial scorer for the fights.
“These are the top media professionals that this historic night for female boxing deserves,” promoter Dmitriy Salita said about the broadcast team. “Holly Holm is one of the most popular female fighters in history and she’ll be lending her unique insights. Claudia Trejos has given much of her life to female sports and broken down several barriers. Dan Canobbio has been around boxing his entire life and grown into an excellent commentator, while Justin Shackil’s outstanding work speaks for itself. Lending his now world-famous voice to introduce the action, Ray Flores continues to build his resume as one of the world’s top ring announcers.”
Prior to flourishing in the UFC, Holm was a mainstay in professional boxing where she claimed multiple welterweight titles while amassing a 33-2-3 career record. Holm was twice named the Fighter of the Year by Ring magazine while defending her titles 18 times across three different weight classes.
She’s widely considered one of the greatest women’s boxers of all time and now Holm will join the broadcast team for the first ever all-women’s boxing pay-per-view.
Shields, who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist on top of her many boxing championships, will face Dicaire in the main event, which also serves as a title unification bout for the WBC, WBO and IBF super welterweight championships.
Undefeated in her career, Shields is widely considered the top pound-for-pound women’s boxer in the world right now while also training for a new career in MMA after inking a multi-year deal to compete in the PFL.
The card will air on pay-per-view for $29.95 on FITE TV as well as traditional broadcast partners through InDemand.
This article first appeared at MMA Fighting – All Posts
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