Boxing News: Savannah Marshall insists she will not be intimidated ahead of her September 10 clash with American rival Claressa Shields for the undisputed world middleweight title.
Marshall has spent a lot of time in the company of her opponent after two days of media events to promote the historic all-boxing women’s bill at the O2 that their fight headlines.
The British woman insists she has moved on from the verbal spat. “It’s funny, it’s the same thing with her, nothing new.” “I thought she had better craic,” Marshall said. “But she never does, it’s always the same. She’s very predictable.
“I’m comfortable in Claressa’s presence. She doesn’t scare me.”
Savannah Marshall is the only boxer to have defeated Shields, thanks to a significant amateur victory in 2012. Since then, their long-running feud has festered. Today, both are unbeaten professionals who hold all four major middleweight titles.
The Briton is convinced she has the tools to repeat a victory over Shields. “I’ve seen how she boxes other girls. She’s a bully. That is what she is. She’s a bully, simple as that,” Marshall said.