Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall are set to collide one of the biggest fight cards in the history of Women’s boxing, and here is everything we know so far about the contest.
The main event will see Shields, who is the current WBC, WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine middleweight champion attempt to become undisputed once again by defeating WBO titleholder Marshall.
Shields and Marshall previously faced at the amateur level, which saw Marshall edge Shields via decision at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. Shields would however go 77-1 as an amateur and is currently the only female boxer to win undisputed titles in two weight classes.
Here is everything that we know so far about Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall, including the date, venue, what the fighters are saying and more.
UPDATE 10th August 2022
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UPDATE 3rd August 2022
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UPDATE 6th July 2022
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The heated rivalry will come to a head on Saturday, September 10th 2022 as part of a historic championship doubleheader.
The big doubleheader event, also featuring Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner, will be taking place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Boxxer, Top Rank, Salita Promotions, ESPN and Sky Sports will all be co-promoting the event itself.
Shields vs Marshall, Mayer vs Baumgardner, and the undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+. Boxing fans in the UK will be able to watch the full card on Sky Sports.
What the fighters are saying
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the historic fight card, both Shields and Marshall promised to become Undisputed champion:
“This fight has been a long time coming but we’re here now. On September 10 I will be the new undisputed middleweight champion of the world. “I beat you and I’ll beat you again, I’m not going to just beat you, I’m going to outbox you. I’m going to hurt you and I’m going to outbox you” Marshall said.
Shields would respond in a short manner, saying: “It means a lot to be here. She got lucky in 2012 but she won’t be lucky in 2022. I don’t hate nobody … but I really do have a huge dislike for her.”
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