Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall Struggle Postponed Due To Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on 09/09/2022

By: Sean Crose

If there was ever a notable motive to postpone a serious battle, the passing of a virtually hundred yr previous broadly beloved monarch would in all probability be it. In what ought to come as a shock to nobody, tomorrow’s Claressa Shields – Savannah Marshall battle for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world has been postponed. The Queen died yesterday on the age of 96 in Scotland. She had been England’s longest reigning monarch, having occupied the throne for 70 years. Promotional outlet Boxxer, the drive behind Saturday’s scheduled matchup, launched an official assertion concerning the postponement on Friday.

“As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Boxing Board of Management has made the choice to postpone Saturday’s occasion BOXERR LEGACY: Shields vs Marshall,” the assertion learn. “Our honest ideas are with His Majesty King Charles III (Queen Elizabeth’s oldest son and England’s new monarch) and the Royal Household throughout the profoundly sombre time. We’re working with all events to provisionally reschedule for Saturday, fifteenth October at The O2 in London. Additional updates on the brand new date might be made on the earliest alternative.”

For her personal half, Shields took the information respectfully. “Yeah,” she tweeted Friday morning. “I perceive.” Shields had earlier said that she would respect any determination that was made concerning Saturday’s scheduled battle. “With respect to the nation,” she wrote on Twitter, “I perceive that the Queen of the nation passing has a whole nation mourning. The federal government is talking & these in increased energy. Regardless of the determination I’m respectful of it.”

Shields-Marshall is a extremely anticipated battle not solely as a result of will probably be a battle between two undefeated fighters for middleweight supremacy but additionally as a result of Marshall is the one boxer on document to have defeated Shields within the ring. With that being stated, the primary match was an novice occasion that went down a few decade in the past. Since that point, Shields has risen to the highest ranks of girls’s boxing, and has even tried her hand at combined martial arts. Marshall, nonetheless, has a formidable 12-0 document, an identical to Shields. In contrast to Shields, Marshall can be a knockout artist, having ended all however two of her fights inside the distance.

As issues now stand, Marshall nonetheless holds the WBO middleweight title whereas Shields continues to carry the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight titles. Little question each fighters might be desirous to share the ring with each other as shortly as attainable.

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