Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall have been at odds for years. The two fighters met in the amateurs and Marshall remained the only loss on Shields’ record.
Marshall is the Women’s WBO Middleweight Champion. She has held the title since stopping Hannah Rankin on October 31, 2020. In April of this year, Marshall knocked out Femke Hermans to defend her title. She currently has a 12-0 record with 10 knockouts.
Shields and Marshall will likely fight later this year. Boxing after seconds recently shared a video of promoters Ben Shalom and Claressa Shields talking about the upcoming showdown. In it, Shalom states that Shields and Marshall respect each other even though they are rivals. However, Shields disagreed. She interrupted to say:
“I’ve won all the world titles, all the undisputed championships, the gold medal and she has lived off my name for ten years. So no, I have no respect. that.”
Watch Seconds Out’s full video here:
Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall
Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall have argued in the ring on several occasions – first in Cardiff when Shields defeated Ema Kozin and then in Newcastle when Marshall beat Hermans. Both fighters looked down on each other and expressed their desire to fight.
The fight is not entirely personal. Shields is one of the most successful women in boxing and Marshall is considered the hardest hitter in female boxing. Both women have world titles and a 12-0 record. A fight between them would be another great one, following the heated bout at the tail end of the record-breaking showdown between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.
Marshall’s last opponent, Hermans, played against Shields in 2018. Hermans was easily outboxed. Her bout with Marshall was seen by many as a test and warm-up for the British boxer. If that’s the case, the “Silent Assassin” has proven its worth. She set up and made a clean knockout in the third round, releasing a statement.
Shields most recently fought Kozin, a Slovenian boxer with a then 21-0 record. The American beat his opponent for ten rounds and made a unanimous decision on the cards.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/pro-boxing/news-she-s-living-name-10-years-claressa-shields-continues-trash-savannah-marshall-ahead-showdown?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “She’s been living off my name for 10 years”