Two women’s bouts have been announced for the Claressa Shileds-Marie-Eve Dicaire pay-per-view broadcast, an all-female boxing event on Friday, March 5th at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. The event will be broadcast live on InDemand pay-per-view and on tyhe pay-per-strream platform Fite.TV. The two newly revealed bouts have former amateur standout Danielle Perkins (2-0, 1 KO) of Houston in an eight-round rematch against Georgia’s Monika “Lay Em Down” Harrison (2-1, 1 KO) and middleweight Logan “The Golden Girl” Holler (9-0-1, 3 KOs) of South Carolina against Delaware's Schemelle Baldwin (3-1-2, 2 KO) over eight rounds.
The “herstoric” main event is a ten-round, 154-pound unification showdown between undefeated three-division and current WBC/WBO champion Claressa Shields and also unbeaten IBF champion Marie-Eve Dicaire. Dedicated to this year’s International Women’s day (Monday, March 8th) and presented by Salita Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, the broadcast will cost $29.95.
The 6-foot tall, 198-lb Danielle Perkins was already a world-class athlete before boxing, as she played collegiate basketball for St. John’s University, making two trips to the NCAA Tournament, followed by a pro career in Europe. After an automobile accident left her temporarily paralyzed, Perkins underwent a rigorous rehabilitation program and then dedicated herself to boxing. The towering southpaw won the USA National Championships, and then as a member of Team USA, won the 2019 World Championships in Russia, becoming the first American man or woman to win a world championship since Shields in 2016. Perkins trains under the tutelage of James Cooper.
“I'm excited to be a part of such an historic all-female card on March 5th,” said Perkins. “I admire what Claressa Shields has done as a trailblazer for women’s boxing and I want to bring the same thing to the heavyweight division.”
Harrison started in combat sports as a kickboxer, 17 years ago. The intimidating slugger has had trouble finding opponents in both the amateur and professional ranks but seems to have found a heated rival in Perkins. The pair fought to an exciting four-round decision victory for Perkins last August, but Harrison had her moments and says she’s making the adjustments to even the score this time. A construction worker, originally from Georgia and residing in New Jersey, Harrison turned pro in 2018, and once fought pro wrestler Lei’D Tapa to a four-round draw in boxing. Tapa never boxed again (since 2018).
A natural to the sport, Columbia, South Carolina's Holler started boxing as a way to stay in shape, but quickly found she had a knack. A lifelong athlete from an athletic family, Holler’s father played football player for the Green Bay Packers and legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Holler was an equestrian before finding the ring. She earned a Division 1 scholarship to the University of South Carolina’s equestrian team where she helped them win the SEC Championship. Holler says she had trouble finding amateur fights in South Carolina, so she turned professional in 2014 without ever having fought and has gone on to turn heads by going unbeaten since then. Holler is also a devout Christian. She is trained by former fighter Dominic Robinson-Neal.
"I am excited to be a part of such a great event featuring an all-female card making history on this PPV,” said Holler. “I am looking forward to putting on a strong performance and making a statement as I continue down the path toward a world title shot."