Eddie Hearn Thinks Savannah Marshall Stops Claressa Shields
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is backing Savannah Marshall to beat Claressa Shields if the two ever share the ring.
Shields is coming off an undisputed light-middleweight title victory. She defeated Marie-Eve Dicaire via unanimous decision. Many are wondering what’s next for Shields and as far as Hearn is concerned, there’s only one answer.
Hearn appeared on The Ak & Barak Show and he discussed the possibility of Shields vs. Marshall (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“Really, Marshall is the only fight for Shields, all right? She beat her in the amateurs. Marshall beat Shields in the amateurs. She’s a world champion at middleweight. It’s a tremendous fight. So, why don’t we do a two-fight deal where Claressa Shields fights Savannah Marshall twice. Once in the UK, once in America, in whatever order we work out, all right?”
Hearn went as far as to say that Marshall, who has seven knockouts in her nine victories, would finish Shields.
“It’s a tremendous fight. They’re both capable of winning that fight. Claressa won’t like this – I really believe Savannah Marshall stops her. She’s a really, really special fighter. She’s fighting again on April 10th. Let’s see how she gets on. She’s still at a much earlier stage in her professional journey than Claressa, but we’re ready to take that fight now. That’s a super fight for women’s boxing. And hopefully her team gets back to me, and we can wrap it up.”
Marshall is undefeated and is coming off her first major title win. Back in October, she captured the WBO Female Middleweight Title. Marshall did so by scoring a seventh-round TKO victory over Hannah Rankin.
As mentioned, Marshall has beaten Shields in the amateurs. Shields has discussed that bout, saying she is a different boxer and would outclass Marshall if the two were to share the ring again.