Marshall to fight on same card as rival Shields

Boxxer plans to showcase pair in Birmingham before making super-fight in 2022

Savannah Marshall will reignite her rivalry with Claressa Shields before the end of the year.

The Hartlepool middleweight will appear on the same card as the American two weeks before Christmas.

Marshall, the WBO champion who retained her crown only last weekend with a two-round stoppage of Lolita Muzeya at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle, exclusively live on Sky Sports, is set to box alongside her long-time rival on December 11 on the same platform.

Boxxer, the outfit which looks after both ladies, has a Fight Night bill confirmed for the Second City’s Utilita Arena, with the two-time undisputed champion making her UK debut ahead of a tantalising clash with Marshall in 2022.

The feud between the pair stems back to when Marshall, who now has a record of 11-0 with nine quick since turning professional, defeated Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) in the 2012 World Amateur Championships.

Shields has emerged as an elite champion in the professional ranks, claiming world titles in three weight classes, including every major belt at super-welterweight and middleweight.

And while both believe they have what it takes to come out on top without the vest and headguard, Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom is delighted that the collision course continues.

He says: “[Their super-fight] is going to happen very soon. It’s time for Savannah to feel like she is a superstar. We feel like we have the best fighter in the sport and Claressa feels that she is the best.”

Boxing News TV understands that the broadcast of the aforementioned show will be on a pay-per-view basis via the Box Office arm of Sky Sports, with a fight between Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams being discussed to take place as part of it.

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