The Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall battle for the undisputed middleweight championship will happen on Sept. 10 on the O2 Enviornment in London, a supply informed ESPN on Tuesday.
The small print are nonetheless being finalized, the supply mentioned, and an official announcement is anticipated in early July. However the finalization course of isn’t anticipated to alter the principle particulars of the battle.
Shields (12-0, 2 KO), who holds the WBC, WBA and IBF titles, will battle for the second straight time in the UK after defeating Ema Kozin by unanimous resolution in February. She can also be anticipated to battle in a particular attraction in blended martial arts within the PFL later this 12 months.
Marshall (12-0, 10 KO), the WBO champion, final fought in April, knocking out Femke Hermans within the third spherical.
Shields and Marshall have talked publicly about combating for years — Marshall defeated Shields as an novice, giving Shields her solely loss as a boxer within the preliminaries of the AIBA World Championships on Could 14, 2012.
A number of dates for the battle had been mentioned all through the previous six months, ever since Marshall and Shields each signed a multifight settlement with Boxxer in November 2021. An damage to Marshall pushed again the battle from a possible date in July to September. Shields initially had mentioned she wasn’t going to battle Marshall in September as a result of it could probably intrude together with her MMA preparation, however then determined to take the battle.