Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO middleweight world titles is now signed, promoter Ben Shalom has revealed.
The highly anticipated showdown will take place on September 3 or September 10 in the UK with an official announcement imminent.
America’s Shields is undoubtedly the more accomplished fighter having won two Olympic gold medals as an amateur and become a three-weight champion as a professional.
In her entire career to date, Shields has only lost one fight when she was an amateur.
That defeat came at the hands of Britain’s Marshall and now, a decade later, the pair will finally meet again.
“Shields vs Marshall – both fighters have signed, we’re ready go,” Shalom told iFL TV.
“It’s gonna be September 3 or September 10, it’s gonna be in the UK.
“I can’t wait.
“We made those signings back in October, they were [some] of our first signings.
“We’ve seen Savannah go from strength to strength.
“Almost middle of the cards, overlooked in my opinion, and that’s why we were so desperate to get her.
“I genuinely believe she’s a pound-for-pound star, she’s a national treasure.
“I genuinely think she is one of the most talented fighters, the biggest puncher potentially we’ve ever seen in women’s boxing.
“And now she gets her opportunity against widely considered the ‘Greatest Woman of All Time’.
“Who can argue with two gold medals, with multi-weight world champion.
“She’s done so much for 27 years old Claressa Shields.
“It’s a massive fight, the rivalry is there.
“I don’t wanna compare the two with Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano – that was a massive fight and something that we really were inspired by to be honest, to see how big women’s sport can be.
“And we think Shields vs Marshall in the UK is gonna be the same.”
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