Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo: Picks & Predictions 6/03/2023

Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo: Picks & Predictions 6/03/2023

June 2, 2023



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Claressa Shields will make her first defense of her undisputed middleweight championship against late-notice challenger Maricela Cornejo at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Saturday. Although most fans may not know much about Cornejo, Shields should still be the overwhelming favorite for this contest comfortably.


Shields made an impressive return to professional fighting after an extended absence against Savannah Marshall last year, winning via unanimous decision victory for an 13-0 professional record. She is still currently undefeated. She’s an unyielding warrior with an unyielding will to succeed; this unfaltering persistence has propelled her into one of the greatest female fighters ever and her talents in the ring are unparalleled.


Shields was set to defend her titles against Hanna Gabriels when the fight was announced in May, but due to Gabriels testing positive for banned substances it had to be canceled. Cornejo accepted quickly upon hearing this news as she has established herself throughout her career and deserves the chance to compete on such an esteemed platform.


Let’s check the latest picks, Boxing news, stats and Boxing expert picks for Shields vs Cornejo. We’ve plenty of Boxing predictions for you to consider.


While Cornejo acknowledged Shields’ height and reach would present challenges, she remains optimistic she can overcome them and come out victorious on June 3rd. Having already competed in two world championship bouts herself, Cornejo knows what it takes to be one of the greatest and is poised for a great performance come June 3.


Cornejo has won three consecutive fights since losing to Alma Ibarra back in 2021, before this she lost to undisputed 168-pound champion Franchon Crews Dezurn and former two-division world champion Kali Reis. She possesses all of the qualities to be successful as a fighter; however, her chances will increase significantly if she can improve both power output and avoid getting trapped on the inside.


Cornejo is a boxer, not a brawler, so she should keep the fight on the outside. Without possessing enough punching power to stop Shields in one round, Cornejo should limit Shields’ mobility in order to have any chance at victory and land some precise body shots before remaining patient during early rounds. Shields is expected to outclass her opponent using her fast hands and footwork before sitting back and riding out the clock.


Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo Fight Information


  • Date: 06/03/2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
  • How to Watch Shields vs Cornejo: ESPN+
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Shields vs Cornejo Betting Lines


Shields is –8000 according to our Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $1.25. On the other side, Cornejo is +1800 according to the Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $1.800.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Shields at a 98.77% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Cornejo have 5.26% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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