This Saturday, we are having a change in an expected fight card taking place at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. At first, we were expecting the rematch from an old fight, between Claressa Shields and Hanna Gabriels, but after Gabriels tested positive for a Banned Substance within a week of the clash, Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo comes in on short notice to challenge for the Undisputed Female Middleweight Title.
We are focusing on the main event, which will put these two fighters in the middle of the spotlight for 10 rounds, as both American-born female boxers entertain the crowd as they try to walk out of the ring with all the belts in their possession.
We are expecting an exciting clash, but we believe that the results won’t be surprising for fight fans, as we have a pretty one-sided clash according to the betting odds.
Saturday, June 3rd at 9:00 pm ET at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan
Main event ring walks:
(Estimated) 11:00 pm ET
Claressa Shields -10000
Maricela Cornejo +1000
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Why Bet on Claressa Shields?
Claressa Shields will return to the ring for the first time since beating Savannah Marshall. Now she takes on Maricela Cornejo this weekend.
The GWOAT managed to beat her great rival in London to claim the WBA, IBF, WBC, and WBO middleweight titles, and she will put them all on the line.
The 28-year-old is still undefeated in her professional career and will be confident of seeing off Cornejo before setting up a rematch against Marshall.
Why Bet on Maricela Cornejo?
The 36-year-old Cornejo (16-5, 6 KO) has thrice challenged for world titles, losing a 2016 split decision to Kali Reis in a bid for middleweight gold and a pair of decisions to Franchon Crews-Dezurn at 168.
She’s won three straight over <=.500 opponents since falling to Alma Ibarra in 2021.
Not a particularly inspiring opponent, but not the worst on nine days’ notice. Not like the result will be any different.
Final Betting Analysis: Claressa Shields vs. Maricela Cornejo
This marks the first defense of her undisputed champion status after Shields secured this the last time out.
The stand-out pugilist will also have the partisan support of the crowd as the Michigan native looks to continue growing her already impressive resume.
Both have their attributes here, with Cornejo having height/reach advantages as well as more professional experience.
But Shields has the obvious edges in terms of the quality of her resume and combat cache being that many see her as the best women’s boxer of today and perhaps ever.
We are expecting the younger fighter to be able to take the victory in this clash.
Go for a victory for Claressa at -10000. If you bet +100 at such odds you could get $1 for a total payout of $101.
Claressa Shields vs. Maricela Cornejo Betting Pick: Claressa Shields
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