Savannah Marshall Not At All Impressed With Claressa Shields’ MMA Debut
On June 10, the self-proclaimed “GWOAT” of ladies’s boxing, Claressa Shields made her MMA debut. The current women’s world undisputed junior middleweight champion stopped Brittney Elkin in three rounds. Shields has brazenly mentioned venturing into MMA. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old from Flint, Michigan has additionally stated this on no account signifies that she is leaving boxing.
A battle that followers of ladies’s boxing badly need is one between Shields and present WBO World Middleweight champ Savannah Marshall. They’ve a historical past with one another going again to their beginner days. Marshall is the one girl to defeat Shields as an beginner. Each women have completed loads of trash-talking to one another in interviews and on social media. Calls are rising louder and louder for it to occur.
So, it was comprehensible why Marshall saved an eye fixed on Shields v Elkin. Requested about her response to the battle from Boxing Social, Marshall didn’t mince phrases.
“I’d assume I’d completely smash her within the ring, and final night time simply confirmed that I’d kick her tooth within the Octagon.”
The ladies’s world middleweight champ went on to say she is on the hunt and would battle Shields anyplace, both in a boxing or MMA ring.
At this level, Shields v Marshall is the massive battle proper now in Ladies’s boxing, however will it ever happen? In the interim, Marshall has an upcoming title protection in August towards an opponent TBD. Whereas there isn’t a official phrase on what’s subsequent for Shields, it’s a sturdy risk she may have one other MMA battle in both late summer season or early fall.
Shields has beforehand stated she is prepared to fly throughout the pond battle Marshall in her house nation of England, however provided that the cash is true. Her asking worth is $500,000-$750,000. When questioned concerning the probability of it occurring, Marshall stated her promoter, Eddie Hearn, is on the verge of creating an official provide. She believes that the battle will occur late this 12 months.
At this level, there was sufficient speak. For followers of boxing on the whole, it’s time to put a severe funding into placing these women within the ring as professionals and make the battle a actuality, full-stop.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.
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