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Salita: Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall has super fight potential


Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall might be an excellent battle in line with promoter Dmitry Salita Picture Credit score: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME/Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing

Claressa Shields’ promoter Dmitry Salita says a possible showdown with Savannah Marshall might be a defining second in girls’s boxing and says the battle has room to get even larger.

Former beginner rivals Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) and Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) are on a collision course to satisfy and the latter mentioned she’d be open to going through the American, who she beat within the amateurs after stopping Maria Lindberg in three rounds to defend her WBO Middleweight title, the belt that three-weight champion, Shields vacated.

Marshall’s promoter Eddie Hearn recommended post-fight that he would discover the concept of placing the undefeated pair on the identical card first earlier than they meet and Salita has echoed these sentiments, believing that Marshall must construct her profile within the USA extra to make sure a showdown fulfils its most attain.

“It’s nice to see there’s a mega battle in girls’s boxing and that individuals are enthusiastic about it,” Salita informed

“Savannah Marshall is considerably extra widespread within the UK than she is in america.

“Solely the hardcore boxing followers learn about Savannah, however she definitely confirmed good abilities and good energy in her battle on Saturday and it’s nice to see the excitement and nice to see that we will make one other large battle for Claressa down the highway, hopefully within the close to future.

“It may occur subsequent.

“Savannah is an effective fighter. In america not sufficient individuals know who she is as of but and I believe that battle actually has tremendous battle potential.

“I consider it’s not as large because it might be simply but, it could want just a bit little bit of sprinkling.

Savannah Marshall efficiently retained her WBO Middleweight world title for the primary time with a 3rd spherical stoppage of Maria Lindberg Picture Credit score: Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing

“I believe it’ll be nice for Savannah to battle in america and get a number of the publicity that might deliver and definitely along with her historical past with Claressa that might solely serve to construct the battle and make it the largest that it may probably be.”

Shields made historical past in March changing into the primary fighter male or feminine to turn out to be undisputed champion in two weight courses, when she overcame Marie Eve-Dicaire by unanimous determination to say all of the world titles at 154lbs, on pay-per-view.

The ‘GWOAT’ is ready to make her MMA debut on June 10 after getting into the Skilled Fighters League (PFL) and Salita says though the 26-year-old could be prepared to journey to the UK to face Marshall, it may draw an enormous viewers within the USA.


“We will likely be ready to return to the UK,” Salita added.

“We spoke to Claressa about it, however I consider that the precise place for the battle to occur is the USA at present, as a result of Claressa is the title of ladies’s boxing, she brings extra to the desk and the gate right here could be large, when issues open up.

Shields made historical past by changing into the undisputed champion in two-weight courses in March Picture Credit score: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

“Claressa could be very widespread on the gate. Not numerous fighters, even nice fighters are that widespread on the gate, however Claressa is one that’s and I believe that it might add large spice and electrical energy when each of those girls are the principle occasion and there are millions of followers cheering them on, I believe that might be very particular.

“When it comes to capturing the followers’ creativeness and ensuring they tune in, I believe it’s the largest battle in girls’s boxing.

“It’s probably a battle that may elevate girls’s boxing to a different degree.”

Watch the complete interview with promoter Dmitry Salita under discussing the magnitude of Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall and when it may happen:


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