The much-anticipated bout Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall culminated with an unanimous decision win for Shields that made her undisputed women’s middleweight champion, know the full undercard results and purse
In London, Claressa Shields defeated longtime rival Savannah Marshall by unanimous decision to become undisputed middleweight champion. Avenging the solitary loss on her pro and amateur records, Shields was phenomenal in a career-best performance, asserting her claim as one of the top fighters in the world.
Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall Purse, Payouts, Winner, Full Fight Card Results, Score And Boxing Match Highlights
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Even though Claressa Shields’ three-fight exclusive contract with Sky Sports was said to be around seven figures, the precise number is still unknown. Whatever the case, it is certain that Shields will receive a guaranteed $1 million payday for the fight with Savannah Marshall. According to various sources, Claressa Shields will make $1 million in base pay, while Savannah Marshall would make $400,000 in basic pay.
WBA, WBC, IBF, WBF, and The Ring middleweight champion Claressa Shields and WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall squared off at the famed O2 Arena in London with the match scheduled for October 15, 2022. The main programme of event commenced at 2:30 ET (7:30 BST), while the ring walks for main event started at 5:00 ET (10:00 BST). Title of undisputed champion was on the line during Shields and Marshall’s 10-round middleweight fight.
Two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields, who was fighting in hostile territory, exacted vengeance on Savannah Marshall, the only boxer to have ever defeated her. Marshall was outclassed over the course of 10 rounds and hence, Shields was able to win comfortably via unanimous decision with scores of 96-94, 97-93, 97-93. Shields’ triumph earned her the third undisputed world title of her illustrious career, disappointed the boisterous crowd at London’s O2 Arena, and even led Marshall to congratulate Shields.
Full Fight Card Results
- Claressa Shields defeated Savannah Marshall: For WBA, WBC, WBO, & IBF women’s middleweight titles
- Mikaela Mayer lost against Alycia Baumgardner: For IBF, WBC, & WBO women’s super-featherweight titles
- Caroline Dubois defeated Milena Koleva: Lightweight
- Lauren Price won against Timea Belik: Welterweight
- Karriss Artingstall defeated Marina Sakharov: Featherweight
Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall Match Events & How it Unfolded?
Shields got out to a quick start, but Marshall jumped out in the second round and tried to force Shields back onto the ropes. However, the American champion made use of her tremendous technical prowess to get out of any circumstance that would have presented a serious threat. Shields stayed composed and steadfast as she avoided the few shots the Hartlepool fighter was firing as the battle went on, while Marshall gradually stepped up her work rate. Marshall wanted to throw more combinations to win the judges’ support, but because of Shields’ deft movement, this was proving to be challenging.
When Shields appeared to be getting exhausted in the sixth, the tide appeared to have changed. Marshall was constantly leaned on by her in an effort to withstand any assaults she could launch, but Shields showed no indications of being harmed by her explosive prowess even as Marshall started to have more success. Shields regained control after Marshall made a brief comeback, certain that she had the upper hand, and she utilised a cunning move to irritate her British opponent.
Claressa Shields was declared the undisputed middleweight champion after receiving unanimous decisions of 96-94, 96-94, and 97-93 from the three judges. Marshall lost too many of the early rounds as Shields engaged in toe-to-toe combat and utilized her superb footwork. Later, Marshall realized the urgency of applying pressure on Shields and tried to do so but it proved too late to win the match.
Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall Post-match Reactions & Next Fight for Shields
A sold-out O2 Arena crowd that had just watched a barnstormer of a fight between two of the best women’s boxers in the world gave both fighters a thunderous standing ovation as the final bell rang. It might be some time before fans see Shields back in a boxing ring because she will be returning to PFL MMA after her fight on Saturday night, but her fight with Marshall is one she can look back on with pride because it was the main event of a historic all-female card and it captured the interest of both veteran and new boxing fans.
The Briton was courteous in accepting defeat against a fighter who lived up to her nickname despite suffering the first loss of her professional career and losing the WBO title to her most ferocious adversary. After a night of firsts at the O2 Arena, both ladies paid respect to one another and teased a potential rematch.
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