The new multi-fight deal will see Marshall balance her boxing career alongside the PFL with the undisputed super-middleweight champion’s debut expected in 2024.
🚨 SAVANNAH MARSHALL JOINS THE @PFLMMA 🚨
The boxing and now MMA star joins the Professional Fighters League on a multi-year deal. 🥊
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— DAZN MMA (@daznmma) August 22, 2023
“I couldn’t have missed the opportunity and the PFL is one of the most innovative sports organisations in the world and to be fighting alongside Kayla Harrison, Amanda Serrano, you’ve also got Jake Paul. It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m thrilled that the PFL wanted me to be a part of it,” Marshall said
The deal throws up an intriguing dynamic that could see Marshall facing Shields in a combat fight once again.
During their professional encounter in boxing, Shields beat Marshall via a unanimous decision.
“That’s the plan. I’m not stupid and I can see why they were interested in me, from the response that me and Claressa got in the ring.“So that’s definitely on the cards. It doesn’t look like a rematch in the ring is coming off, so I’ve had to chase her into another sport,” Shields
Unlike Shields, however, Marshall does not have an MMA record. Shields is 1-1 in the sport, while Marshall cannot afford to overlook her next opponent.
However, if Marshall can overcome Green, then the future does look promising.
Social Media Reaction
Idk man. She fights Claressa in MMA, Claressa takes it.
— Abe (@AbeMorales209) August 22, 2023
That's crazy but I guess that boxing for you nowadays!
— Steve Spevack (@SteveSpevack) August 22, 2023
Why would we watch 2 boxers have an MMA fight when we already know they can only box?
— Adam Stevens (@Adam_Splinter_) August 22, 2023