Any possibility of Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall fighting in July are over.
Both women attended each of their last world title defences and following verbal exchanges and a face off the build-up was underway. Ben Shalom, the man tasked with putting the super-fight on, says it has to be delayed.
“That meant, obviously, that July was too early, which means that we’ll just go back four or five weeks.
“Hopefully Claressa is going to be sensible and accept that both of them need to be fit and ready for what is the biggest fight in both of their careers and one of the biggest fights in the sport.”
“Shields vs Marshall is a mega fight and a mega sporting event which can raise the level of women’s sports. I certainly hope the fight can get finalised.
“Claressa is ready, all is confirmed from our side the ball is in Savannah’s court, and we are waiting for confirmation from her team.”