BOXXER in affiliation with Hennessy Sports activities and Salita Promotions, presents the long-awaited showdown between bitter rivals Claressa ‘GWOAT’ Shields (12-0, 2 KO’s) and Savannah ‘The Silent Murderer’ Marshall (12-0, 10 KO’s) at The O2, London on Saturday tenth September.
The encounter will convey to a head a decade-long rivalry which started of their newbie days and has continued to accentuate ever since. With each securing 12 wins from their 12 skilled fights, this thirteenth showdown will show to be unfortunate for one.
On the road on this sport-defining showdown is the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship: Shields will enter the ring carrying the WBA, WBC and IBF World Middleweight Championship belts, whereas Marshall will put on her WBO strap.
Shields is not any stranger to undisputed standing. She held all 4 middleweight belts between 2019 and 2020, then repeated the feat at light-middleweight to grow to be the primary and solely boxer ever to carry the 4 main titles in two weight lessons concurrently.
Her excellent profession additionally consists of two Olympic gold medals, gained on the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Video games. Her good skilled document is mirrored by an almost-perfect newbie document: her solely ever loss inside a boxing ring got here by the hands of Savannah Marshall.
That 2012 encounter ended with Marshall taking a decisive 14-8 factors win, sparking one of the crucial bitter rivalries in at the moment’s sporting panorama and making this one of the crucial highly-anticipated bouts of current reminiscence.
With international curiosity within the combat and their legacy on the road, this historic combat additionally guarantees to raise ladies’s boxing to a brand new stage, rating alongside any of the nice championship showdowns within the males’s divisions.
Different ‘firsts’ on the evening embody:
· First ever all-female UK boxing card
· First feminine boxers to headline at The O2
The chief help slot of this historic card is a bout introduced in affiliation with High Rank which is able to see WBO and IBF world champion Mikaela Mayer and WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner face off in a unification bout within the 130-pound division.
“I don’t hate no one however I actually do have an enormous dislike for her. My grandmother advised me to not use the phrase hate so I gained’t use it, however I don’t like Savannah and she or he’s one in every of my greatest haters,” Shields advised the assembled media at at the moment’s press convention.
“They’re saying she’s an enormous knockout puncher, she’s the one blemish on my document as an newbie, that she has the recipe to beat me. My job is to point out that she doesn’t and that I don’t reign supreme in three completely different weight lessons for no cause. If she was higher than me, she’d be the one supreme in three completely different weight lessons, not me.”
Marshall fired again, “I’m really a fan of Claressa Shields, she’s a pioneer and what she has performed for the game has been superb. However the actuality is, she doesn’t beat me. She didn’t earlier than and she or he gained’t once more. And it kills her, it completely burns her inside, the truth that I beat her and I’ll beat her once more. I’m not simply going to beat her, I’m going to outbox her. I’m going to harm her.
“This combat has been a very long time coming however we’re right here now and September 10 I would be the new middleweight champion of the world.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, stated, “It’s lastly right here. All sports activities want main rivalries to transcend their boundaries and that is the largest rivalry ever to return from ladies’s boxing. This can be a main second for the entire sport of boxing, a transatlantic combat which is able to convey new gentle to the game. Two main stars, two elite athletes, two personalities and a narrative that you can not make up. Thanks to all of the promoters and managers concerned to make a combat that many thought couldn’t occur. A historic evening awaits on the O2.”
Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Improvement at Sky Sports activities stated, “This can be a really iconic combat for our sport on what can be an unprecedented evening at London’s O2 on September tenth. To lastly announce one of the crucial mouthwatering matches of this contemporary era between our personal unimaginable World Champion Savannah ‘The Silent Murderer’ Marshall and the GWOAT Claressa Shields, an American idol, is a pleasure and an honour.
“That is simply laced with historical past, needle, spice, revenge – every little thing – and these two elite unbeaten boxing champions and fabulous sporting figures conflict for the undisputed middleweight title in one of many greatest fights of this period.
“September tenth can be an evening to recollect without end and a landmark second for ladies’s sport with an all-female present. We welcome rising star Mikaela Mayer in opposition to Alycia Baumgardner in a brilliant chief help bout and title unification match. And there can be different main bulletins to make this the largest evening ever for ladies’s boxing. We’re so proud to be exhibiting this distinctive, magical night on Sky Sports activities.”
Hennessy Sports activities CEO Mick Hennessy, supervisor of Savannah Marshall, stated, “In my view that is clearly the largest and most enjoyable combat within the historical past of girls’s boxing. It’s going to make historical past and it’s going to stay as much as each expectation. It’s been ten years within the making and I can’t await September 10 at The O2. This has the potential to be the combat of the 12 months worldwide.”
Dmitriy Salita, CEO of Salita Promotions and supervisor of Claressa Shields, stated“Shields vs Marshall goes to be one of the crucial important sporting occasions of our era inside and out of doors the ring. I’m grateful to co-promote this historic occasion with BOXXER on the Sky platform. It will likely be a combat to recollect contained in the ring and one other instance of why Claressa Shields is the GWOAT,”
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The combat will air LIVE and solely within the UK and Eire on Sky Sports activities, and within the US on ESPN+
This historic occasion is introduced in affiliation with official companions bet365, Everlast, WOW HYDRATE and Village Inns.