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Marshall-Rankin rescheduled for Usyk-Chisora undercard

The vacant WBO middleweight title fight between Savannah Marshall and Hannah Rankin will now take place on the Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora undercard on October 31.

The duo were originally scheduled to meet in Peterborough last Saturday before Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury tested positive for Covid-19, resulting in the bout’s cancellation.

“Honestly, it has been a dream to have this fight rescheduled so quickly,” said Marshall. “After the past week, I’ve just been overjoyed with the news. I couldn’t have asked for a better or bigger platform than on the Usyk vs Chisora bill.

“It was frustrating that the fight fell through, but it’s one of those things. There was nothing I could have done about it. Peter is okay which is the main thing.

“My training won’t change and will just be like any other training routine 10 days out from a fight. Nothing will change. It hasn’t got more personal for me, as me and Rankin are just two girls that can’t wait for a dust up with each other.”