Fingers are crossed, and all systems look good for that much anticipated card featuring a Claressa Shields middleweight clash against amateur rival Savannah Marshall to unfold at 02 Arena in London, England on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Of course, one can't assume that the battle will occur, being that big time boxing in England has been beset by fate and foolishness. Shields (12-0, with 2 KOs; age 27) was to meet Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs; age 31), while Americans Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner were to settle their beef, on Sept. 10. That plan went awry when the Queen died on Sept 8, and the British Boxing Board of Control decided to postpone the card put together by Matchroom, in deference to her Highness.
Hardcore fans know that a PED testing snafu wrecked another high-profile Brit card, the Oct. 8 Chris Eubank Jr v Conor Benn rumble.
These things happen, especially in boxing, but let's assume the self-proclaimed GWOAT and “the Silent Assassin” will be able to sort their differences Saturday. This match is a long time in the coming, check out the video of the pugilists remarking on their 2012 contest.
If you are considering a bet, are you asking yourself of the two, who has grown more as a pugilist in the last ten years? The answer to that might inform your wager.
CLARESSA SHIELDS VS. SAVANNAH MARSHALL BETTING ODDS
Per BetMGM, the betting odds do not get any tighter than this. Savannah Marshall is currently at -110 while Claressa Shields is at +100.
Claressa Shields: Decision +125; KO/TKO +900
Savannah Marshall: Decision +260; KO/TKO +250
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS SHIELDS VS. MARSHALL?
U.K.: Sky Sports
CLARESSA SHIELDS VS. SAVANNAH MARSHALL FIGHT DATE/START TIME
- Date: Saturday, October 15
- Main card: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
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CLARESSA SHIELDS VS. SAVANNAH MARSHALL FIGHT CARD
- Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF middleweight titles
- Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner for IBF, WBC and WBO super-featherweight titles
- Caroline Dubois vs. Milena Koleva; lightweight
- Ebonie Jones vs. Vanessa Caballero; featherweight
- Ginny Fuchs vs. Gemma Ruegg; flyweight
- Lauren Price vs. Timea Belik; welterweight
- Karriss Artingstall vs. Marina Sakharov; featherweight
- April Hunter vs. Erica Juana Gabriela Alvarez; super welterweight
- Sarah Liegmann vs. Bec Connolly; super bantamweight
- Shannon Ryan vs. Buchra El Quaissi; super flyweight