Savannah Marshall has called out Claressa Shields for a rematch, saying she’s the only fighter at middleweight on Shields’ level.
Shields was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Marshall at a packed out 02 Arena on a historic night in October. The pair headlined the landmark first ever all-female boxing card , which was a roaring success by all commercial metrics.
And Marshall told Sky Sports News that she has her heart set on a repeat of that momentous evening, and that she has full confidence that she can make the changes necessary to ensure it comes to a different conclusion.
“That was a close fight. Many of those rounds could have gone either way. I know she knows that was close.”
“The reception we got, the viewing figures were unbelievable, and there’s many people saying they want to watch it again. I’d love to do it all over again.”
“There isn’t that many girls out there. We’ve both got other options but inevitably our paths will cross again because we are the only two elite at middleweight.”
“There are quite a few changes that I could make. There were things that maybe I shouldn’t have done for as long as I did. She’d probably say the same.”
Though Marshall was game throughout their first encounter, the American’s skills and speed ultimately proved be too much on the night. Shields caught wind of her latest comments and gave her own opinion, not necessarily agreeing.
“Here we go again with Savannah Marshall thinking she knows what I think. I thought I won the fight unanimously against her in her home country. There’s always a little worry fighting in someone else backyard. But I know I won the fight CLEARLY! That’s why it wasn’t a majority decision.”
Here we go again with @Savmarshall1 thinking she knows what I think. I thought I won the fight unanimously against her in her home country. There’s always a little worry fighting in someone else backyard. But I know I won the fight CLEARLY! That’s why it wasn’t a majority Dec. https://t.co/NMPnT7XR3C
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) November 7, 2022
Either way, the Hartlepool puncher will have to wait if she has to get another crack at toppling Shields, with the ‘GWOAT’ returning to the octagon for a string of MMA fights in the Professional Fighters League, starting this November.