Savannah Marshall confirms Claressa Shields rematch and says combat may happen at St James’ Park subsequent summer season | Boxing Information

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Savannah Marshall says she has activated a clause to tackle Claressa Shields in a rematch.

Marshall misplaced to her bitter rival by unanimous determination in October, stay on Sky Sports activities, on an historic evening for ladies’s boxing.

She instructed Soccer AM there are plans to carry a rematch at Newcastle’s St James’ Park stadium subsequent summer season.

Requested about the opportunity of a second crack on the self-proclaimed GWOAT [Greatest Woman of All-Time], Marshall mentioned: “Yeah, undoubtedly. I’ve activated the rematch clause, so…”

The north-east native and American middleweight famous person Shields offered out London’s 02 Enviornment earlier this 12 months as a part of the primary all-women invoice to be proven stay on tv within the UK and Eire.

A grander stage nonetheless may play host to a second combat, in keeping with Marshall, who mentioned: “I do know Sky are actually eager – and BOXXER – to get a rematch at St James’ Park in the summertime… it would be in the summertime so it does not conflict with the soccer season.”

Marshall was gracious in defeat regardless of the well-documented hostility between the 2, calling Shields an excellent fighter, however she is assured of reversing the end result on the second time of asking.

“Going from the final combat, I feel I can outbox her,” she mentioned. “[It’s] simply altering the ways.

“[Last time the tactics were] to go on the market, sit on her chest and make her work. She had greater than what I believed she would.”

Shields needs to combat Jones in ‘mega occasion’

Earlier this week, Shields’ staff appeared to have turned their consideration in the direction of a return to super-welterweight to tackle Marshall’s compatriot, the unified champion Natasha Jonas.

Natasha Jones celebrates victory against Marie-Eve Dicaire in the IBF, WBC and WBO super welter-weight bout at the AO Arena, Manchester. Issue date: Saturday November 12, 2022.
Shields’ staff have decalred an curiosity in taking up Natasha Jones at super-weterweight

Shields’ promoter Dmitriy Salita instructed Sky Sports activities: “Our objective has all the time been to make the largest fights.

“The Jonas combat can be one other mega occasion for ladies’s sport.

“We would like the combat and are very eager on making it occur early subsequent 12 months.”

Jonas added the IBF belt to her WBC and WBO titles with a dominant unanimous determination victory over Marie-Eve Dicaire final month.

The Liverpudlian would relish a showdown with Shields or a rematch with Katie Taylor, two elite champions in ladies’s boxing.

Jonas instructed Sky Sports activities: “There is not any strain on me, all of the strain’s on Katie or Claressa. And I can say I have been in with the highest two and I can select who the GWOAT is!

“It is no secret that I am not a giant 154lbs. So I undoubtedly would not be going as much as 160lbs. She [Shields] has made 154lbs. She has mentioned that she would come again down and he or she needs the Ring belt title again.

“That is one of many extra fruitful choices. She’s an excellent champion. We have seen her in opposition to Savannah [Marshall] in an excellent combat and possibly one among her career-best performances in my view. However I am not Savannah.”

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