The Press Conference for the epic event will be taking place on Thursday, September 8th 2022 at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT/2 PM BST. Check it out here.
Savannah Marshall : Press conference | Next fight
Savannah Rose Marshall (born 19 May 1991) is a British professional boxer who has held the WBO female middleweight title since 2020.
|5 ft 11+1⁄2 in (182 cm)
|19 May 1991
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
As an amateur, she became the first British female world champion after securing gold at the 2012 World Championships.
She has been nicknamed as the ‘Silent Assassin’ due to her shyness.
As of October 2020, she is ranked as the world’s second best active female middleweight by BoxRec and the fifth active super-middleweight by The Ring.
Following her win in China at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, Marshall was a favourite to win gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
Savannah Marshall press conference
The final press conference before Saturday’s fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall was filled with tense moments but also amusing exchanges of words between the two champions.
London breathes boxing and the visit of Claressa, champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), IBF and WBC, to face the local, who is WBO champion, promises a great fight on the ring of the O2 Arena.
The rivalry between the two was more notorious than ever during their interventions in which they promised victory, imitated each other in a jocular way and made the expectations for the fight continue to rise.
Between laughs and comments, the two made it clear that their goal for the weekend is to win, but also to prove that one is better than the other in a rivalry that has been going on for years since the amateur days of boxing.
Now they just have to step on the scales and have their last face-to-face this Friday to get ready for the fight, which promises to be exciting and full of strategy.
Savannah Marshall will take on Claressa Shields for the right to be the undisputed middleweight world champion this weekend.
The two great rivals have been at each other’s throats for a long time and will finally get the chance to settle the score on a huge night for women’s boxing.
Both fighters have 12-0 career records and their rivalry goes way back so we should be in for a thriller at The O2 Arena.
The action will get going from 6pm on the night with the main event ring-walks expected at 10:30pm.
Shields: “It’s going to be a great fight and everybody’s going to see that just because she’s a big puncher, whatever they want to call it, doesn’t mean that she can knock out Claressa Shields.
“I know I can beat girls resoundingly, 10 rounds I can outpoint them and beat them. But to take that next step in my career, of course, you have to add the knockouts.
Trainer Peter Fury: “She’s (Marshall) got devastating power in both hands. By far the hardest female puncher in history, going back and forward.
“I’ve got somebody who’s six foot, who can make various weights with ease, which is a gift in itself, who’s as bodily strong as some men, with weights, cardio. She’s a gifted athlete. The best of Savannah will be too much for anybody.”