Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall’s middleweight world title struggle is unsure following the demise of Her Majesty the Queen.
Organisers of the weekend’s sporting occasions in Britain are to be left to resolve whether or not to postpone their schedules within the wake of the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, and Shields vs Marshall is amongst these scheduled occasions.
Shields and Marshall have been set to headline a struggle card at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night time (10 September), in one of many largest girls’s boxing matches of all time, however the occasion’s promoter, Boxxer, has now prompt that the cardboard may very well be cancelled.
“Out of the deepest respect, Friday’s scheduled official weigh-ins for BOXXER – LEGACY: Shields vs Marshall will now take place behind closed doors and will not be open to the media or to members of the public,” learn an official assertion.
“An announcement regarding the status of Saturday’s event, at The O2 in London, will be made following consultation with relevant government and sports sector bodies and will be made at the earliest possible opportunity.
“The deepest sympathies of every BOXXER athlete and staff member are with the Royal Family and everyone affected by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Shields and Marshall met within the ring as amateurs 10 years in the past, with Briton Marshall outpointing the American.
Shields is because of carry the WBA, WBC, WBF and IBF middleweight titles into her conflict with Marshall, who holds the WBO belt.