Boxing: When Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall square off for the undisputed championship next month, Claressa Shields has vowed to show the world why she is the “Greatest Woman Of All Time.”
On Saturday, September 10, the two undefeated fighters will put all of their belts on the line in a long-running middleweight rivalry match that will take place at London’s O2 Arena.
Despite the verbal sparring the two have engaged in, two-time Olympic gold medalist and reigning WBA, WBC, and IBF champion Shields has nothing but respect for Marshall, a fellow trailblazer in women’s boxing and the WBO champion, but she is determined to establish herself as the ring’s supreme ruler.
“I’ve said for a long time, 2012, that I was the one who everyone would remember for life whether I continue boxing or not,” Shields told Sky Sports.
“However, I persisted and won the Olympics once more before turning professional. I’m also one of the women who altered the game by pushing for equal pay, equal promotion, and equal bout time.
“I’m glad it’s happening, that I have this chance, and that I have a fantastic dance partner. Going across the pond to compete against Savannah Marshall is something I’m looking forward to.
“It takes two great fighters to get in there and make a show. So, I’m coming over there to put on a show and show the world I am what I say I am – I’m the Greatest Woman Of All Time.”