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Claressa Shields will fight Savannah Marshall for world titles

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 05.07.2022 14:47:53 On September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England, women's



Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 05.07.2022 14:47:53

On September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England, women’s boxing will turn heads as seven world titles will be at stake in just two fights.

As the main fight of the night, will put at stake the titles of the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation against her old acquaintance, the English , who owns the World Organization crown. of Boxing, the only one that the American needs to become the undisputed champion for the third time.

Shields and Marshall met in boxing as amateurs, that night Marshall bested Shields by decision at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championship in Qinhuangdao, China. That is the only loss Shields has in boxing.

Claressa left the amateur field with a record of 77-1 and now in the professional arena she is the only boxer in history (male or female) to win undisputed titles in two categories.

“It means a lot to me to be here. Savannah was lucky in 2012, but she’s out of luck in 2022. I don’t hate anyone, but I really dislike her. My grandmother told me not to use the word hate, but I don’t like her and she is one of my biggest haters,” said the American fighter, who in the professional arena maintains an undefeated streak of 12-0 with 2 knockouts.

On the same card, Mikaela Mayer will look to take another step towards becoming the first undisputed champion of her division when she risks her WBO and IBF Super Bantamweight titles against WBC monarch Alycia Baumgardner.

“I’m here to make the biggest fights possible, and so I applaud my team for making him an offer he couldn’t refuse. I am delighted to finally make my UK debut and to once again share the stage with my Olympian sister, Claressa Shields. I absolutely love this era of women’s boxing because we are rewriting the narrative,” Mayer said.

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