Peter Fury has played down rumours of a rift emerging between himself and Savannah Marshall in the wake of her loss to Claressa Shields last year.
In a recent interview, Marshall attributed her defeat to the wrong choice of tactics as well as describing Fury as “not her favourite person.”
However, the esteemed trainer told BBTV the comments were tongue in cheek and that he and Marshall are back working together ahead of a return to the ring.
“Sometimes they can be asked to say things that grab a lot of attention on social media. But Savannah’s got her own personality, and she’ll say things in jest and people think she’s being serious. That’s all it is.”
“She’s been training here since March 6th, and we’re almost close to having some news with Savannah very soon.”
Marshall has not boxed since the defeat to Shields in October, which headlined an historic all female card at the 02 Arena.
And Fury revealed that her next fight will most likely either be a rematch with Shields, or a move up in weight to take on undisputed super middleweight world champion Franchon Crews Dezurn.
“We’re just finalising things, but she’ll be in a serious fight. It’ll either be Claressa again, or Crews Dezurn for all the belts.”
“I don’t know what’s happening, but I’ll told a decision will be made any day.”
Shields, the self styled ‘GWOAT,’ has been linked to a fight with unified super welterweight world champion Natasha Jonas, but talks have reportedly stalled over a financial disagreement.