Savannah Marshall – Hannah Rankin World Title Bout Called Off
Matchroom Boxing has announced that their October 17 women’s bout between Savannah Marshall (8-0, 6 KOs) and Hannah Rankin (9-4, 2 KOs) for the WBO Women’s World title is now off after Marshall’s trainer, Peter Fury, tested positive for COVID-19.
Marshall v Rankin was part of a Matchroom event that was to take place at the Newcastle Arena in Newcastle, England. Fortunately, the fighters that were set to participate on the card all tested negative.
Fury disclosed his positive test via his Twitter page on October 14. He went on to say he will go into a two-week mandatory quarantine.
Marshall and Rankin both wished Fury a speedy recovery and hoped the fight can be rescheduled. They then sent verbal shots toward each other on Twitter following Fury’s announcement.
Marshall and Rankin is a natural matchup within the British women’s boxing scene. Plus, both have an extra incentive as they have a history with the self-proclaimed GWOAT, Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs).
Ranking fought and lost a decision to Shields in November 2018 for the WBC/WBA/IBF World Middleweight titles and wants a rematch. Marshall gave Shields her only defeat as an amateur and would love to face her as professionals.
Should Fury recover in a relatively quick amount of time, look for Matchroom to reschedule this fight either later this year or early in 2021. The rest of the card will go on as scheduled.
Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further updates.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.