Home » Sport » Croatian to Fight in Biggest Women’s Boxing Event of 2017

Croatian to Fight in Biggest Women’s Boxing Event of 2017

Croatian fighter Niki Adler to take on Claressa “T-Rex” Shields

30-year-old Croatian fighter Niki Adler, who fights out of Augsburg, Bayern in Germany, will make her U.S. debut in the what is billed as the biggest women’s boxing event of 2017.

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler, who won bronze for Croatia at the European Boxing Championships over 7 years ago, in the main event of ShoBox:The New Generation on Friday, 4 August, live on SHOWTIME at10p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit.

This will be the biggest women’s boxing event of 2017 as Adler makes the third defense of her WBC 168-pound title. The bout will also be for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.

Adler is a multiple-time world champion (Photo: Michael Wilfling)

“I am the multiple-time world champion and Claressa is two-time Olympic Gold Medalist! This is the biggest matchup possible and a great challenge. We both will show our true potential. I’ve fought throughout the world, but never in the U.S. so It’s really a dream to fight in the biggest women’s boxing event in 2017”, said Adler.

Back in 2009, Niki took out German citizenship to help her boxing career advance and now fights out of Germany.
“There was no chance back then to keep the double-citizenship with Croatia and Germany. My family lives in Croatia and my roots are there. Every time when I see the sea in Croatia my heart beats faster, Niki said.


Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions are on sale now and are priced at $350, $250, $125 and $60. They will be available at www.ticketmaster.com.

Share on:
5 / 5 (4 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

9 Zagreb Parks: Perfect for Spring Days

By Nika Bogdanic Unlike a lot of other capital cities around the world, Zagreb has plenty of parks, promenades, forests, lakes and an impressive mountain perfect for a nature getaway. We take a lot at some of the city’s parks – a perfect place to hang out at now that spring is here. 1. Maksimir...

[PHOTO] Gooshter – New Popular Beach Club in Split

Gooshter Beach Club has recently opened in Split and it is already quickly becoming a popular place to be. Located right on the beach as part of the Le Méridien Lav hotel complex in Podstrana around 10 kilometers from the center of Split, Gooshter impressive interior, along with creative cocktails and drinks it serves, helps...

Creating Authentic Zagreb Souvenirs Project Launched

Piece of Zagreb (Komadić Zagreba), a project dedicated to discovering new ways of thinking and creating authentic Zagreb souvenirs, organized by Design Centre Zagreb and Zagreb Tourist Board, will be presented for the first time within the upcoming edition of Design District Zagreb festival, which will be held from 13th to 18th June 2017. Partnered...

Velika Gospa Celebrated in Croatia

Croatians will celebrate Velika Gospa (The Assumption of the Virgin Mary) tomorrow on 15 August 2017, with over 100,000 people expected to take part in mass pilgrims to over 20 Marian shrines in Croatia. The largest crowds will once again converge to the shrines in Marija Bistrica in the Krapina-Zagorje County in central Croatia, Sinj,...