Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall’s world middleweight title fight is in doubt following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Organizers of the weekend’s sporting events in the UK must decide whether to reschedule their schedules following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Shields vs Marshall is among those scheduled events.
Shields and Marshall were due to officiate a fight card in one of the biggest women’s boxing matches of all time on Saturday night (September 10) at London’s O2 Arena, but event organizer Boxxer has now suggested the card could be cancelled.
“With deepest respect, the planned Friday official weigh-in for BOXXER – LEGACY: Shields vs Marshall will now be held behind closed doors and will not be open to the media or members of the public,” read an official statement.
“Announcement regarding the status of Saturday’s event at The O2 in London will be made at the earliest opportunity after consultation with the relevant authorities and bodies within the sporting sector.
“The deepest sympathy of all BOXXER athletes and staff goes out to the Royal Family and everyone affected by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Shields and Marshall met as amateurs in the ring 10 years ago, with the Brit Marshall pointing out the American.
Shields will carry the WBA, WBC, WBF and IBF middleweight titles into her duel with Marshall, who holds the WBO belt.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/boxing/shields-marshall-boxing-cancelled-queen-death-b2163562.html Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall in doubt after Queen’s death