Claressa Shields will meet Savannah Marshall for the undisputed middleweight title at the O2 Arena on September 10, live on Sky Sports.
Three-weight world champion, Shields puts her WBA, WBC and IBF titles on the line against WBO holder and bitter rival Marshall.
Shields, who won a gold medal at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, is unbeaten in 12 professional fights and faces the only fighter to ever beat her in the unpaid ranks, with Marshall securing a victory over the American in 2012.
The ‘Silent Assassin’ is also undefeated in 12 professional contests, stopping common opponent Femke Hermans in three rounds in April to make a third defence of her belt.
The pair clashed at ringside in January after Shields, 27, overcame Ema Kozin by unanimous decision in Cardiff and the Michigan native, who looks to become a three-time undisputed champion was also ringside for her rival’s victory over Hermans.
“I know Claressa can’t handed my power,” Marshall told Sky Sports.
“I know when I land on Claressa it’ll be goodnight.
“I believe I’ll severely hurt Claressa.”
Just landed in the UK 🇬🇧 ! Just know I ain’t come to play no games!!!!
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) July 4, 2022
Shields, who is also signed to the PFL MMA and is looking to return following her bout with the Brit, insists the fight will be not be a close affair.
“You think it would be a classic,” Shields told Pro Boxing Fans in May
When Savannah Marshall & Claressa Shields clashed ringside 😡🍿 pic.twitter.com/9rYEUF8FZy
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) July 4, 2022
“But, I’m going to wash Savannah Marshall.
“I’m not going to have a close fight with that bum.”
On the undercard, another grudge fight takes place with unified super featherweight world champions, Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner settling their feud in an all-American clash.
Happy 40th @MikaelaMayer1 🎉🎈
Can’t wait to fight 😘
— Alycia Baumgardner (@alyciambaum) July 4, 2022
Mayer, a 2016 Olympian holds the WBO and IBF titles, whilst Baumgardner has the WBC belt she ripped away from Terri Harper in November, with the winner moving towards an undisputed clash with WBA titlist, Hyun Mi Choi.
More to follow…