Claressa Shields Could Have A Big UK Fight
The self-proclaimed G.W.O.A.T (Greatest Woman Of All Time) and undisputed middleweight champion Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (10-0, 2ko) has been on the prowl for a big fight since defeating former unified super middleweight champion Christiana Hammer (25-1, 11ko) back in April 2019.
The Flint champion has been in loads of Twitter beef. Her most recent focus has been the highly public feud with retired undefeated fighter Laila Ali. Then there is the desire to fight undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia “First Lady” Breakhus (36-0, 9ko).
Being honest, the fight with the First Lady won’t happen. Breakhus, who has signed with Matchroom Boxing, will more than likely face the winner between undisputed lightweight and WBO junior welterweight champion Katie Taylor (15-0,6ko) vs seven-divisional champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano.
Okay, so with her options looking thin, where does the undisputed champion go? Queue in DAZN/Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Earlier, the brash British promoter revealed super middleweight contender Savannah “Silent Assassin” Marshall (8-0, 6ko) has a championship fight coming up.
Shields, always keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on in women’s boxing, was curious as to who that championship fight could be against.
However, given the fact Marshall is currently ranked #1 and #2 respectively by the WBA and IBF, she will probably face unified champion Elin Cederroos (8-0, 4ko). Furthermore, with the pending banned substance investigation surrounding unified champion Alejandra Jimenez, the former champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn hasn’t been awarded the belts back yet.
A GOOD BOXING STORYLINE
Now in case, you’re wondering why would this make for a good back story? There is history between the Silent Assassin and T-Rex going back to the amateur days. Marshall is the only female to have ever defeated the undisputed champion and it’s something that Shields hasn’t forgotten.
Furthermore, the undisputed champion has made it clear in the past that traveling to the United Kingdom to fight her amateur rival isn’t a problem. Moreover, can you imagine the social media back-and-forth? Shields’ mouthpiece alone would sell this fight and the intrigue of either getting revenge or losing is always profitable.
Although there hasn’t been any official announcement of who Marshall is going to fight, whenever it goes down and if she is victorious, look for the promotional machine to go into high gear looking to make a fight with the self-proclaimed G.W.O.A.T (Greatest Woman Of All Time).
By: Garrisson Bland