This conflict trespassed the ropes 10 years in the past. When Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall turned professional their need to face one another once more intensified . This Saturday on the O2 Enviornment in London, England, they’ll and they’re going to put their finest playing cards on the canvas.
The statements of each fighters have been rising expectations in current days, as when Shields and Ema Kozin exchanged robust phrases nose to nose on the finish of the combat. In entrance of the media, they each guarantee that they’ll go away the O2 Enviornment with the belts and with the total 160 lbs. reign.
Marshall, “The Silent Murderer,” said to Sky Sport; “She will’t take defeat. I beat her 10 years in the past – as amateurs- She says it doesn’t trouble her, however when somebody asks, she says, “She by no means beats me!” So I’m pondering your physique language, your tone of voice is totally different. No, she’s not going to take this loss properly. She didn’t take the primary one properly, she’s not going to take the second properly.”
The 31-year-old, born and raised within the harbor city of Hartlepool, who began boxing being seen as an invader within the gymnasium, might not have had an immaculate profession as an novice boxer, however a couple of medal hung round her neck to turn into the primary British girl to put on an novice world title. And when she turned to the rented subject in 2017, she did nothing however triumph.
She has 10 knockouts in 12 appearances. Her final fast end got here in opposition to Femke Hermans within the third spherical in April. That was her third protection of the WBO middleweight belt she had gained in opposition to Hannah Rankin in October 2020. Earlier than that, Marshall had hung up, as her first belt, the World Boxing Affiliation tremendous middleweight intercontinental belt.
“The Silent Murderer” has energy in her fists, is 11 centimeters taller than Shields and is decided to tarnish the American to as soon as once more.