Flint Michigan’s Claressa Shields is set to face The UK’s Savannah Marshall in one of the most highly-anticipated fights in women’s boxing history, September 10th. The card features women’s fights from top to bottom and promises a spectacular night of boxing. It is undoubtedly the biggest card of its kind, in history.
In the co-main event, Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner will each look to silence the other after years of smack-talk, name-calling, disrespect, and more. Their differences will be settled in the ring, during a fight that will be ‘put up or shut up’.
Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall
Shields and Marshall have been on each other’s radars since before the women burst on the professional scene. They first met in the ring in May of 2012, less than three months before Shields won her first Olympic Gold Medal. In their amateur bout, Savannah Marshall defeated Claressa Shields on points, leaving Shields devastated – yet motivated.
Shields would go on to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012 and 2016 before turning pro and leaving a 64-1 record with 5 knockouts behind. Marshall came up short in her two Olympic runs and left a 61-16 record behind when she turned pro.
Since the two turned professional, they’ve been on a collision course – bound to meet again at some point. Each woman has an unblemished record and while Claressa Shields (12-0 2 KO) has established herself as one of the greatest women’s boxers of all time and even competed in MMA, Savannah Marshall (12-0 10 KO) has established herself as a devastating knockout artist. The two have been vocal about their dislike for each other which nearly guarantees fireworks on September 10th. While Shields has stated that Marshall “hasn’t accomplished anything” and claimed she has the “complexion for the protection,” Marshall has called Shields every variation of “classless” that you can imagine.
The two superstars can’t wait to get in the ring and prove who the #1 women’s boxer in the world is as the winner will leave with the Undisputed Middleweight Championship of the world.
Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner
The co-main event features bad blood as well. Mikaela Meyer and Alycia Baumgardner are among the top fighters in the world and have also vocalized disdain for each other. Meyer (17-0 5 KO) is the raining IBF & WBO Super Featherweight Champion and is emerging as a superstar under the promotion of Top Rank Boxing. Baumgardner (12-1 7 KO) is the IBO & WBC champion and has a chance to become a name in many households with an impressive performance.
The back-and-forward between Mayer and Baumgardner has been constant and the anticipation has built for years. In a recent interview, Meyer questioned the bases of Baumgardner’s statements saying “I’m headlining cards on ESPN, she’s buried on an undercard (on) Matchroom somewhere. I don’t know where the delusion is coming from.”
The two will compete to prove who the “top dog” is at Super Featherweight and the winner will likely look to become undisputed in a matchup with Hyun Mi Choi (10-0-1 5 KO)
Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall Full Card
Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall 10 rounds, Middleweight (160 lbs.)
Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner 10 rounds, Super Featherweight (130 lbs.)
Caroline Dubois vs. Milena Koleva 6 rounds, Lightweight (135 lbs.)
Ebonie Jones vs. Vanesa Caballero 6 rounds, Featherweight (126 lbs.)
Ginny Fuchs vs. Gemma Ruegg 6 rounds, Flyweight (112 lbs.)
Lauren Price vs. Timea Belik 6 rounds, Welterweight (147 lbs.)
Karriss Artingstall vs. Marina Sakharov 6 rounds, Featherweight (126 lbs.)
April Hunter vs. Erica Juana Gabriela Alvarez 6 rounds, Super Welterweight (154 lbs.)
Sarah Liegmann vs. Bec Connolly 6 rounds, Super Bantamweight (122 lbs.)