Late Wednesday night, Salita Promotions has made the decision to postpone and reschedule the Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire Undisputed World Championship fight, originally slated for May 9 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich., and live on SHOWTIME due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salita Promotions will continue to monitor the circumstances closely and work diligently with Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Showtime and state officials to announce a new date as soon as conditions are favorable.
This news should come as a shock to no one in the Michigan area as they imposed a 3 week shut down due to the pandemic. So much so, as Shields had to even postpone the live workout videos she was starting up on her Youtube workout channel. Whenever that does kick back up, feel free to subscribe to her Youtube for when it does in advance.
Oh wow so I have to postpone my live workout video! Because Michigan is going on a 3 week shut down today and I have to get groceries and a bunch of other stuff!
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) March 23, 2020
The postponement forces undefeated three-division and current WBC and WBO Super Welterweight world champion Shields to delay her bid to become the first boxer in the four-belt era to be crowned an undisputed world champion in two weight divisions against also unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight Champion Dicaire. Shields was last in action in a one-sided performance against Ivana Habzin back in January in Atlantic City.
“Unfortunately, the real fight is outside the ring right now,” said Dmitriy Salita. “Once our invisible opponent is beaten, we can get back to watching two undefeated champions and the two best super welterweights in the world vie for the undisputed world title as Claressa Shields continues to build her incredible legacy in female boxing.”
Ticket holders for the May 9 event can simply use their tickets in hand from Ticketmaster or the box office for the to-be-announced rescheduled date. Alternatively, ticket holders can receive a refund through Ticketmaster or in-person at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center box office.