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Boxing: Against Savannah Marshall, I'll prove to the world that I am the greatest woman, says Claressa Shields
Boxing: Against Savannah Marshall, I'll prove to the world that I am the greatest woman, says Claressa Shields
Boxing: Against Savannah Marshall, I'll prove to the world that I am the greatest woman, says Claressa Shields
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Boxing: Against Savannah Marshall, I’ll prove to the world that I am the greatest woman, says Claressa Shields

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.”

John David Jackson, a former two-weight world champion who has been in the 27-year-old Marshall’s corner since her sixth professional fight against Hanna Gabriels, is keeping an eye on her as she works out in Miami.

Jackson believes Shields has seen better competition since going professional, which will be evident in September. Shields lost to Marshall in the second round of the 2012 World Championships while still an amateur, marking the lone loss of her career to date.

“To say it’s the boxer versus the puncher, that’s a good title for the fight,” Jackson told Sky Sports. “Savannah, the level of her competition hasn’t been where Claressa’s is…so it’s a difference in the opponents.

“It makes for a very interesting fight on who is going to apply what they do best on the other person and break them down. I feel that Claressa, she’s improved from her amateur days, whereas I haven’t seen that with Savannah.

“She’s more laid-back, she’s relaxed in there and that’s great to be, but the level of competition she has had hasn’t pushed her hard enough to see what she really has inside of her. This fight, she will be really pushed.”

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