BOXING AND MMA SUPERSTAR HOLLY HOLM AND TRAILBLAZING LATINA BROADCASTER CLAUDIA TREJOS LEAD ALL-STAR COMMENTARY TEAM FOR PPV TELECAST OF SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS DICAIRE EVENT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 5
(February 26, 2021 – Flint, MI) An all-star broadcast team of well-known sports professionals and personalities has been assembled for the “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” women’s boxing event livestreamed on FITE (9 pm ET/6 pm PT) and via major cable, satellite and telco outlets on Friday, March 5, from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich.
Manning the host desk and serving as the night’s unofficial scorer will be boxing & MMA superstar Holly Holm. Holm will be joined by long-time industry insider and media figure Dan Canobbio, who will co-host with Holm and conduct post-fight interviews. Handling the play-by-play will be popular multi-sport anchor and commentator Justin Shackil, while top female sports personality and journalist Claudia Trejos will add color analysis to the action. The ring announcing will be left in the capable hands of well-known PBC staple Ray Flores.
The broadcast’s executive producer will be Nic Canobbio, son of legendary Compubox co-founder Bob Canobbio and current CompuBox, Inc., VP of Operations.
The impressive team adds the final touches to the broadcast presentation of “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE,” an all-female night of professional boxing, featuring a 10-round 154-pound unification showdown between undefeated three-division and current WBC/WBO Super Welterweight World champion Claressa Shields and also unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight World Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire.
To pre-order the PPV event “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE,” click this link: https://www.fite.tv/watch/shields-vs-dicaire/2p8qn/.
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Dedicated to this year’s International Women’s day (Monday, March 8, 2021) SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE is presented by Salita Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel.
“These are the top media professionals that this historic night for female boxing deserves,” said promoter Dmitriy Salita. “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.”
As the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and a multiple-time world champion in professional boxing, Holly Holm is the first (and only) fighter to hold a world boxing title and a UFC title in history. Holm is ranked by BoxRec as the best female professional boxer of all time, having defended her titles 18 times in three weight classes, and being named Ring magazine Fighter of the Year in 2005 and 2006. In the sport of MMA, Holm’s most notable win occurred at UFC 193 (November 15, 2015) where, in front of a record-breaking crowd for a UFC event (56,215 people), Holm handed fellow fighting star Ronda Rousey her first loss in the sport via a highlight reel head kick in a fight that is generally considered to be one of the biggest upsets in combat sports history. Holm remains a top contender and fan favorite in the bantamweight division of the UFC.
Dan Canobbio has been around the sport of boxing from a young age, as part of the CompuBox family, so the fight game is in his blood. In addition to serving as a CompuBox operator, Canobbio currently is the host of Inside Boxing Live which airs weekly around the globe on both PlutoTV and the Fubo Sports Network streaming services. You can also see Canobbio’s work on FOX Sports through his affiliation with Premier Boxing Champions, UFC FightPass as the ringside reporter for Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing series and Bleacher Report Live where Canobbio has served as the lead play-by-play analyst for the Triton Fights MMA promotion since 2014.
Justin has provided blow-by-blow commentary on boxing events for DiBella Entertainment that air on UFC Fight Pass since 2019. He currently serves as a digital reporter and host for the New York Yankees and has filled in on Yankees broadcasts on the YES Network. Shackil also anchors sports on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio and has worked as a studio anchor for Westwood One.
With over 25 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, Claudia Trejos is an accomplished and authentic sports personality, journalist, and role model for all women and minorities. She is able to reach and connect with fans, athletes and executives fluently in both English and Spanish, inspiring their success and helping to unite cultures.
Trejos is among the first women to cover a boxing match in Saudi Arabia in 2019 and the first Hispanic female color commentator in the NBA’s history, as co-host on the weekly show “NBA Max” from 2002 to 2006. Trejos was also the first female to report on Olympic Boxing at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. First Latina sports journalist to cross-over from Hispanic to General Market TV in Los Angeles in the 1990s.
For more than a decade, Ray Flores has been a play-by-play man and/ or ring announcer for some of the largest mixed martial arts and boxing organizations worldwide including Premier Boxing Champions, TGB Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, Banner Promotions, World Boxing Super Series, Warriors Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions and many more. In 2017, Ray was the in-arena host for the Mayweather/McGregor world press tour seen all over the world. Over the past several years, Flores has been featured ring announcing on networks such as Fox, NBC, ESPN, CBS, NBCSN, PPV, FS1, MSG, Setanta Sports, SKY Sports, BoxNation, the Active Channel, AXS TV, Galavision, Telefutura, as well as doing play-by-play work on FS1, and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Ray also spent five years as a sports anchor for ESPN Radio Chicago.
In support of the “herstoric” main event, undefeated former amateur standout Danielle Perkins (2-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas, will fight an eight-round rematch to the exciting non-stop slugfest she had with Waycross, Georgia’s Monika “Lay Em Down” Harrison (2-1, 1 KO) last August. This time, however, a prestigious belt will be on the line, as the two warriors will vie for the WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship.
In another outstanding match-up, undefeated fast-rising middleweight Logan “The Golden Girl” Holler (9-0-1, 3 KO) of Columbia, South Carolina, will look to continue her ascent up the 160-pound ranks against Newark, Delaware, veteran Schemelle Baldwin (3-1-2, 2 KO) over eight tough rounds.
More intriguing matchups will be announced shortly.
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