Shields: “I’m Down To Fight The Crews-Dezurn vs Marshall Winner”

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Claressa Shields wants the Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs Savannah Marshall winner
(clockwise from right) Claressa Shields, Savannah Marshall, Franchon Crews-Dezurn | credit: Salita Promotions/Stephanie Trapp, Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

Shields Wants the Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs Savannah Marshall Winner


Well it appears that two-time Olympic gold medalist and undisputed middleweight champion Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (14-0, 2 KO’s) is heading back to the UK. Shields made the announcement during her post-fight interview having just bested Maricela Cornejo by wide unanimous decision. T-Rex was fighting in her own backyard of Detroit, Michigan. Yet, when asked about who she wants next, Shields specified the winner of the upcoming duel between undisputed super middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn (8-1, 2 KO’s) and Savannah Marshall (12-1, 10 KO’s).

“I’m only interested in the best, I’ll be looking at that fight [Crews-Dezurn vs Marshall]. I think I’ll go over to the UK to show my face a little bit and see whoever wins. But whoever wins, if they want to come meet me here at Little Caesars again, with all my fans to come out to watch me fight, I am all down for it.”

WHO’S IT GOING TO BE?!

As it stands, Claressa Shields technically has already beaten both Crews-Dezurn and Marshall. First she toppled the current-day undisputed 168-pound champion in their mutual professional debut back in November of 2016. More recently, T-Rex defeated Marshall in her match directly before this one against Cornejo. Nevertheless, Shields has always maintained a willingness to rematch either fighter.

In terms of Crews-Dezurn, T-Rex just wanted the money and event to be big enough to justify the difficulty of the fight. When it came to Marshall, Shields was unwilling to return to the UK and demanded that their rematch be staged in the US. Given that T-Rex has openly stated she’s looking to up her profile in the UK, perhaps this means that if Marshall comes out on top, a second trip across the pond is not out of the question. So for the time being, we will have to wait until July 1 to see who walks away from the Crews-Dezurn fight undisputed.

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