Claressa Shields, the unified woman’s middleweight champion, will put her titles on the line against Savannah Marshall at the O2 Arena in London England on October 15, 2022. The fight will be streamed on ESPN+.
Shields (12-0, 2 KOs) returned to the ring in February for a successful title defense against Ema Kozin. Before that return Shields tried her luck in the Professional Fighters League hoping to improv as an MMA fighter. Shields is a slight -130 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Marshall (12-0, 10KOs) is the WBO middleweight champion. Unlike Shields, Marshall, widely considered the second-best middleweight in the world, is more of a power puncher and has knocked out her past eight opponents, with no fight going more than seven rounds.
Full Card for Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall
- Claressa Shields wins unanimous decision (96-94, 97-93, 97-93) over Savannah Marshall
- Alycia Baumgardner wins split decision (96-5, 96-95, 93-97) over Mikaela Mayer to claim WBC, WBO, IBF, and IBO women’s junior lightweight titles
- Lauren Price wins via 4th round TKO over Timea Belik
- Caroline Dubois wins via 5th round TKO over Milena Koleva
- Karriss Artingstall wins a six-round points decision (60-54) over Marina Sakharov