Alycia Baumgardner fights in her home city for the first time as a pro when she defends her world titles against Christina Linardatou.
Can the world's best super-featherweight enjoy a great homecoming? Or will the Greek fighter record a second win over Baumgardner?
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Alycia Baumgardner vs. Christina Linardatou.
- Date : Saturday, July 15
- Time : 1 a.m. GMT / 8 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 4:00 a.m. GMT / 11:00 p.m. ET.
“It was a blessing to be able to fight overseas in front of an international audience to unify titles; and then to finally become undisputed in my home country at MSG, was so amazing!” said Baumgardner. “But to come back home to the Midwest, where I grew up, where I learned how to work, where my life was shaped, where my faith was forged, and then to headline in my adopted home of Detroit for my first undisputed title defense; I am truly realizing a dream come true.
Christina Linardatou 2:
“I think it’s going to be a great fight with me and Alycia,” said Linardatou. “It’s going to be much better than the first one. She has shown signs of improvement, but I have a new purpose to fight for – my son.
“And as much as she improved with her skills, her ego and head has grown with it. She does a lot of things for social media and to get attention. I’m doing this for the legacy of my son. See you July 15, chump – I mean champ.”
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