Bravose Previews: Fights happening in June 2023
by Kate Rosindale on Jun 01, 2023
Looking ahead to the boxing matches taking place in the month of June, and we are super excited for the return of the undisputed women's middleweight champion, Claressa Shields.
Shields (13-0, 2 KOs) is set to fight back on home turf in what promises to be a memorable night in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday 3 June.
After Hanna Gabriels was forced to pull out due to a failed drugs test, 28-year-old Shields will be taking on late replacement opponent Maricela Cornejo (14-5, 5 KOs).
It is set to be a huge step up for Cornejo, despite the 36-year-old American fighter coming into the bout of the back of a three fight winning streak and having secured a first round victory by knockout over Sheila Cunha in March this year.
Meanwhile Shields has dominated the world of women’s boxing for years, and she is the clear favourite going into this fight.
If she does take the win over Cornejo, a number of huge fights beckon, not least of which would be a potential rematch with Savannah Marshall.
Shields battled Marshall in the ring in an entertaining October 2022 match up. Some say it was Shields’ toughest test as a professional boxer, yet she still took a clear unanimous decision to become undisputed champion at middleweight.
Although Cornejo will need to perform at the best ever standard of her life to be competitive against Shields, she nevertheless has the opportunity to make a name for herself.
Shields hasn’t won by knock out since August 2017, whereas Cornejo has never been stopped in her five losses, meaning there is a chance this fight will go the distance even if Shields ultimately prevails.
Saturday 3 June at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, USA - Dmitry Salita's Salita Promotions
- Maricela Cornejo vs Claressa Shields (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Middleweight World Titles)
Saturday 10 June at AO Arena, London, UK - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Andres Campos vs Sunny Edwards (IBF Flyweight World Title)
Saturday 10 June at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - Bob Arum's Top Rank
- Teofimo Lopez vs Josh Taylor (WBO Super-Lightweight World Title)
Saturday 10 June at Toyota Arena, California, USA - Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Jaime Munguia (Middleweight)
Sunday 11 June at FLA Live Arena, Florida, USA - Zeus Network
- John Gotti vs Floyd Mayweather III (Exhibition)
Friday 16 June at York Hall, London, UK - Ben Shalom's BOXXER
- Frazer Clarke vs Mariusz Wach (Heavyweight)
- Viddal Riley vs Anees Taj 2 (Cruiserweight)
Saturday 17 June at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, USA - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Regis Prograis vs Danielito Zorrilla (WBC Super-Lightweight World Title)
Saturday 17 June at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia - George Rose's No Limit
- Carlos Ocampo vs Tim Tszyu (WBO ‘Interim’ Super-Welterweight Belt)
Saturday 24 June at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan - Takuya Kiya's Shisei
- Joshua Franco vs Kazuto Ioka 2 (WBA Super-Flyweight World Title)
Saturday 24 June at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Edgar Berlanga vs Jason Quigley (Super-Middleweight)
Saturday 24 June at Armory, Minneapolis, USA - Al Haymon's PBC
- Carlos Adames vs Julian Williams (WBC 'Interim' Middleweight Belt)