Savannah Marshall (13 – 1, 10 KO), current female super-middleweight champion, is hoping to get back in the squared circle by March 2024 following her hand surgery.
This past July, Marshall earned the undisputed championship following a decision win over Franchon Crews-Dezurn. Her return is likely to be against the winner of the upcoming bout between Crews-Dezurn and Shadasia Green given that Marshall’s injury resulted in the WBC naming her a “champion in recess.”
“I’m just recovering from a hand operation from my last fight. It’s going well. I’m really, really happy with it. It’s my third hand-op so I’m going to end up a bit of a crab. I’m looking to get out maybe March next year,” Marshall said. I’ve got a mandatory in Shadasia Green, but obviously with me being injured, I think she’s been forced to fight Franchon Crews-Dezurn, so it’ll be interesting to see who’s won out with them too.”
Outside of that, in August, Marshall made headlines by entering the world of mixed martial arts. Similar to her rival Claressa Shields, she became the latest boxer to sign a multi-year deal with MMA organization Professional Fighters League.
2024 looks to be a busy year for Marshall as she looks forward to recovering from her hand injury, a mandatory shot at the WBC super-middleweight belt, and a future in mixed martial arts.