March 3, 2024
Claressa Shields will not face Savannah Marshall or Natasha Jonas in her next fight | Boxing News

Claressa Shields will not face Savannah Marshall or Natasha Jonas in her upcoming battle, promoter Ben Shalom verified.

Shields turned undisputed middleweight champion following she received her stunning battle with Savannah Marshall in October of previous 12 months.

“We made available her a rematch in the British isles, she doesn’t want to battle in the British isles which is honest sufficient,” promoter Ben Shalom explained to Sky Sporting activities.

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Shields has also been connected with a transfer down to tremendous-welterweight to return to Britain to box unified 154lb winner Natasha Jonas. But that will not be Shields’ next battle.

“I imagine that they’re hunting at an choice in the US, with any luck , on Sky. It will never be Jonas and it will not likely be Marshall,” Shalom stated.

“We manufactured the supply that we needed to for her to occur back again for the rematch and it was turned down. I feel the normal position is she will not want to fight in the British isles up coming.”

Shalom on the other hand is nevertheless hopeful the Shields-Marshall rematch can materialize further more down the line.

Hartlepool’s Marshall has other possibilities herself, that could see her thrust her one more title struggle in the division higher than, up at super-middleweight, prior to renewing hostilities with her excellent rival Shields.

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“It will transpire. To be fair she [Shields] feels it is just not the ideal time,” Shalom explained. “It’s not the all-natural time for it.

“Probably the rematch is at 168lbs in which it is a little bit far more even.”

He additional: “We are most likely to announce a big battle for Savannah in the upcoming week.”

Shields’ group have previously manufactured Natasha Jonas, the unified WBO, IBF and WBC super-welterweight winner, an offer you to box, but Jonas’ management did not truly feel it was substantial adequate for the magnitude of that struggle.

Claressa Shields versus Savannah Marshall (Photo: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER)
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Claressa Shields conquer Savannah Marshall in a magnificent battle (Image: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER)

Jonas is a person of the UK’s most in-type fighters. Earlier this month she turned the very first woman to acquire the British Boxing Board of Control’s Boxer of the Calendar year award.

Shalom expects Jonas to box again in Could or June.

“She will have a further battle,” he stated. “We believe we have bought a major battle for her. Possibly announce that inside of the up coming 7 days.

“We will have massive news for the two of them [Marshall and Jonas] in the future 7 days or so.”