Women’s boxing is enjoying an exciting run! Months after Katie Taylor secured a narrow decision victory against Amanda Serrano, Claressa Shields has set up a title fight against Savannah Marshall. The undisputed middleweight title fight is expected to take place on September 10, 2022 at the O2 Arena in London.
Shields enters the ring with a perfect record of 12-0 with two knockouts. The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist is the only fighter to ever hold undisputed titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Most recently, she earned a unanimous decision victory against Ema Kozin to win the WBF Middleweight Championship.
“I give credit to someone who actually has the accolades and has the belts. I’m not a three-time world champion, I’m a 12-time world champion who’s fought in three different divisions since I’ve turned professional,” Shields told BBC.
“I haven’t beat these girls because they were easy, I’ve beat them because I was great. Savannah Marshall’s claim to fame is ‘oh she wouldn’t have won any of that if I fought her’. The UK is building her up to be this knockout artist and they’re gonna be disappointed.”
Marshall also enjoys a perfect record of 12-0 with 10 knockouts. She last fought in April against Femke Hermans in Newcastle, England. Marshall scored a third-round stoppage to extend her knockout streak to eight fights.
Marshall and Shields will settle their differences on September 10, 2022.