🥊 The O2 is the place to be for BOXXER Fight Night London and a historic evening of women’s boxing as Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields meet for the undisputed middleweight championship. Tickets are on sale here.
BOXXER Fight Night London presents a showdown to savour as Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall steps in the ring with Clarissa Shields from Michigan, USA, for their much-anticipated fight to unify all four major world titles at 160lbs.
Marshall is unbeaten as a professional and puts the WBO middleweight belt when won in 2020 against Hannah Rankin (and has subsequently defended three times) on the line.
Shields – also unbeaten in the pro ranks – is a two-time Olympic champion at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and brings to the ring her self-appointed title as the ‘GWOAT’ along with the WBA, IBF and WBC middleweight titles.
There is no love lost between the two of them in a decade-long rivalry that firstly simmered before reaching boiling point courtesy of numerous verbal exchanges this year. Marshall – known as “The Silent Assasin” – is the only boxer to have beaten Shields, some 10 years ago at the amateur World Championships in China. Marshall outpointed Shields on her way to winning the tournament, while Shields went on to excel as an Olympian. The two have not met in the ring since; until tonight.
“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,” Marshall said at the press conference to announce the fight. Shields reply was blunt: “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.“
The chief support on the undercard is a clash between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner in a super-featherweight world title unification.
Mayer won her first championship in 2020 and featured in one of the best fights of last year, a 10-round thriller against Maiva Hamadouche which she won to secure the IBF belt as well as the WBO. Fellow American Baumgardner is no stranger to excitement herself having already boxed in the UK twice before, including a memorable stoppage of Terri Harper last year which saw Baumgardner claim the WBC crown.
The rest of the undercard will appear here as soon as announced.
🔑 Doors open at 4.30pm.
🥊 Show starts at 5.30pm tbc.
Tickets for Boxxer Fight Night London are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
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