Savannah Marshall Aims To Return in March After Having Hand Surgery

Super middleweight world champion Savannah Marshall is going to be out until 2024 after undergoing hand surgery.

Marshall hopes to return on a date in March – with a clear target on the winner of the ordered fight between Franchon Crews-Dezurn and Shadasia Green.

Back in July, Marshall became the undisputed champion win she decisioned Crews-Dezurn to capture the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO world titles.

The winner of the fight was due to make a mandatory defense against the WBC’s top contender, which is Green.

However, since winning the belts she’s been sidelined with a severe hand injury. 

The World Boxing Council has since made Marshall a ‘champion in recess’ and ordered Crews-Dezurn and Green to collide for the vacant WBC belt.

Marshall would get first crack at the winner upon returning.

“I’m just recovering from a hand operation from my last fight. It’s going well. I’m really, really happy with it. It’s my third hand-op so I’m going to end up a bit of a crab. I’m looking to get out maybe March next year,” Marshall said.

“I’ve got a mandatory in Shadasia Green, but obviously with me being injured, I think she’s been forced to fight Franchon Crews-Dezurn, so it’ll be interesting to see who’s won out with them too.”

In August, Marshall generated headlines by entering the world of mixed martial arts. She signed a multi-year deal with MMA organization Professional Fighters League [PFL].

She followed her career rival, undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields, who also has a contractual agreement with PFL. She hopes to secure a rematch with Shields in boxing or MMA.

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