Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields have signed to battle one another in an undisputed middleweight world title conflict in early September, promoter Ben Shalom has confirmed.
WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Shields had threatened to stroll away from the bout after arm surgical procedure for WBO title-holder Marshall noticed it pushed again from a deliberate date in July to September, however Shalom says the American has now put pen to paper.
Marshall, who dismissed Shields’ declare that she has been exaggerating her damage to purchase “further time”, has additionally agreed on the conflict, which guarantees to be the most important ladies’s battle of all time to happen within the UK because the unbeaten duo go head-to-head.
“Early September – each fighters are prepared, each fighters are signed,” Shalom instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“I can not wait. It is taken some time.
“Claressa has lastly bought her match. It is the primary time we’re seeing a real rivalry in ladies’s boxing, and that is an indication of the instances.”
“It is an unbelievable time for the game and an unbelievable time for any girl stepping into the game of boxing.”
The battle had beforehand been anticipated to happen in Marshall’s hometown of Newcastle, however Shalom has revealed that pleasure across the occasion may even see it happen in London as a result of a necessity for a bigger venue.
“We’re very near finalising the venue,” Shalom added.
“The battle’s bought so large now that it wants a world venue. It’s going to occur within the UK – all of the venues need it.
“It should be between Newcastle and London, we’ll see.”
Marshall and Shields each have unblemished 12-Zero data, with Marshall knocking out Femke Hermans in her earlier battle in April and Shields overcoming Ema Kozin on factors in February.
Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, suffered the one defeat of her massively adorned beginner profession to Marshall in 2012.