Claressa Shields defeats Maricela Cornejo in homecoming fight

Undisputed women’s middleweight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields (14-0, 2 KOs) won every minute of every round against late-replacement Maricela Cornejo (16-6, 6 KOs).

Despite that, it was clear Shields was gunning for a knockout, as a large crowd gathered at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, backed their fighter, a more aggressive than usual  Shields landed her right hand at will, as Cornejo showed just how tough she is.

In the end, the judges scored the bout 100-89, 100-90, and 100-90 all in favor of Shields.

The co-feature saw undefeated super welterweight Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes Jr. (14-0, 5 KOs) win a technical split decision against Wendy Toussaint (14-2, 6 KOs) that Holmes' hometown crowd was largely unhappy with, as despite being a local resident, he was booed upon winning the technical split decision. Holmes won the IBF USBA title with the win. The bout was all over the place as Toussaint lost a point in round four, yet Toussaint looked to outwork Holmes in parts of the fight. The fight ended with a head clash in round eight that opened a gaping wound that stopped the contest.