Savannah Marshall He scored the biggest knockout of his career, which will probably open the door to one of the most important fights of his career
Savannah Marshall He scored the biggest knockout of his career, which will probably open the door to one of the most important fights of his career in the ring.
Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) defeated Femke Hermans (12-4, 5 KOs) with a left hook in the head in the third round of their scheduled 10-round fight for the WBO women’s world middleweight title. The punch left Hermans sprawled on the canvas. Referee Howard Foster immediately called off the fight.
Immediately after Marshall sealed the victoryapproached and looked at the cWBA, WBC, IBF and The Ring middleweight champion Claressa Shieldswhom Marshall challenges for his next fight.
“There’s no one else between me and Clarissa, so it’s me and Clarissa this summer,” Marshall said via Boxing Scene. “I know Clarissa can’t handle my potency. I know when I face Clarissa it will be a good night. I think seriously hurt Clarissa.
Marshall was testing his opponent in the first round. Her he didn’t start attacking until the second round, where his jabs forced Hermans to be more defensive. In the third round, the action heated up when Marshall landed more punches and Hermans replied. But Marshall seemed to have more of an impact when a hard left hand sent Hermans back to the ropes.
Marshall threw a right that missed, but followed up with a left hook that dropped his Belgian opponent.. Foster instantly stopped the fight.
Marshall said he didn’t expect that KO to happen: “That’s what you’re supposed to do, I said she’s going to do that with Femke,” Shields said.. You gave Shields his only boxing loss in 2012 in an amateur fight. Both fighters are signed to BOXXER.
Boxing Scene reported that Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the organization. with the understanding that Marshall will be the second fight as part of that contract. “I’m not Femke Hermans, I’m not Hannah Rankin, I’m not one of those girls I fought,” Shields added Saturday. “As much hitting power as it has, if that’s what I have to hope for, it will be annihilation.”