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Marshall-Rankin off after Fury tests positive for COVID-19

Marshall-Rankin will be rescheduled at a later date

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Peter Fury has tested positive for COVID-19, meaning Savannah Marshall's clash with Hannah Rankin has been postponed Photo Credit: Reuters
Peter Fury has tested positive for COVID-19, meaning Savannah Marshall's clash with Hannah Rankin has been postponed Photo Credit: Reuters

Savannah Marshall’s WBO middleweight world title fight against Hannah Rankin has been postponed after Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury tested positive for COVID-19.

Marshall and Rankin were set to contest the vacant title left behind by three-weight world champion Claressa Shields on the undercard of Lewis Ritson’s clash with Miguel Vazquez in Peterborough on Saturday.

The show will go ahead, however after all other fighters and team members tested negative for coronavirus, whilst Marshall and Rankin will meet at a later date.

A statement from Matchroom Boxing read: “Unfortunately Savannah Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Saturday’s WBO World Middleweight Title fight is off the card.

“All other fighters and teams tested negative.

“The fight will be rescheduled in due course and our best wishes are with Peter.”

Fury tweeted: “It’s very regrettable that it tested positive for COVID-19.

“Good news @Savmarshall1 tested negative. However due to restrictions around a positive test, everyone must quarantine for 14 days.

“But #to reschedule ASAP.”

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