Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall Make Rematch Of Historic Fight
American boxer Claressa Shields was just 19 years old when she became the first woman to win Olympic gold at middleweight. She is scheduled to defend her WBC and IBF world titles on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada against only green contender Shields, who is an up-and-coming fighter.
Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall will be facing off again in a rematch of their historic fight. This time, the stakes are even higher, as the winner will become the first undisputed middleweight champion in women’s boxing history.
Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) is the current WBA, WBC, IBF, and unbeaten two-time Olympic gold medalist. She vacated her undisputed 168-pound title to move up to 175 pounds and challenge for Marshall’s WBO title. The 26-year-old Flint, Michigan native is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound female boxers in the world.
Marshall (9-0, 7 KOs), from Widnes, England, won her world title in 2018 with a seventh-round TKO over then undisputed champion Christina Hammer. The 30-year-old is looking to cement her legacy as one of the all-time greats with a win over Shields.
This will be a highly anticipated rematch of their 2012 fight which ended in a controversial split decision victory for Shields. Both women have since gone on to dominate the sport and establish themselves as two of the best pound-for-pound female boxers in history.
The winner of this fight will not only become the first undisputed middleweight champion in women’s boxing history, but will also stamp their claim as one of the greatest female boxers of all time.
Brief History of Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall’s Match
Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall first met in the ring in 2012, with Shields winning by unanimous decision. The two boxers met again in 2016, with Marshall winning by split decision.
Now, the two will meet for a rematch of their historic fight. The fight is set to take place on October 5th, 2019, at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
Shields is the current WBC and IBF middleweight champion, while Marshall is the reigning WBO middleweight champion. This will be a title unification bout.
Both Shields and Marshall are undefeated as professionals. Shields has a record of 10-0, while Marshall has a record of 8-0. In addition, both women have won all of their fights by knockout.
The first fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall was a historic one, as it was the first time that two female boxers had headlined a boxing card on premium cable television. The rematch is sure to be just as historic.
Agreement for Rematch
In one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year, Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall will face off in a rematch of their historic 2018 bout. This time, the fight will take place at the boxing Mecca of Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The first fight between these two warriors was an instant classic, with Shields winning a hard-fought decision. Since that time, both women have gone on to win more titles and cement their legacies as all-time greats of women’s boxing.
Now, they’ll meet again with even more on the line. The winner will not only claimed bragging rights as the best middleweight in the world, but will also solidify their place as one of the greatest boxers – period – of all time.
This is sure to be an epic battle, so don’t miss it!
Who Will Win the Rematch Between Marshall and Shields?
The first fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall was one of the most highly anticipated boxing match-ups in recent years. It did not disappoint, with both women going toe-to-toe for 10 rounds in a hard-fought battle. In the end, Shields emerged victorious by unanimous decision, but many felt that the margin of victory could have been much narrower.
With that being said, who will win the rematch between these two fierce competitors?
Marshall will undoubtedly be looking to exact revenge in the rematch, and she has the tools to do so. She is a skilled boxer with good hand speed and power, and she showed in the first fight that she can go toe-to-toe with Shields. If she can avoid getting drawn into a brawl and use her superior boxing skills, she has a good chance of winning on points.
However, Shields is also a very talented fighter, and she will no doubt be looking to prove that her victory in the first fight was no fluke. She is an extremely aggressive fighter with great power and conditioning, and she has shown that she can withstand anything that Marshall can throw at her. If she can keep the pressure on Marshall and force her to fight at her pace, she should be able to come out on top again.