Eddie Hearn Says Claressa Shields Won’t Go 10 Rounds With Savannah Marshall, “T-Rex” Responds

Published 04/10/2021, 5:24 PM EDT
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – OCTOBER 02: Claressa Shields works out during a pre fight media workout at the Downtown Boxing Gym on October 02, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall might be the answer to Claressa Shields’ impeccable dominance as Eddie Hearn doesn’t see the American go 10-rounds against the ‘Silent Assassin’.

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Following a sensational third-round KO against Marie Lindberg, the undefeated Marshall is now 10-0 in pro boxing. Meanwhile, she has added 8 KOs under her name and can rightfully challenge Claressa Shields’s resume at this point.

One of the greatest female boxers ever, Shields boasts one more win under her name with a record-setting 11-0 run. However, she has attained only 2 of those wins via KOs. So, Marshall might be the harder puncher between the two.

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After her first successful title defense, Savannah Marshall appeared thrilled and ready to compete against the bigger names, inclusive of Claressa Shields on her radar. Meanwhile, Matchroom Director Hearn dropped a bombarding statement by pulling his favor over Marshall against Shields.

In the post-fight interview, Hearn said, “I love Claressa Shields, I think she’s great. I think she’s done such a great job for women’s boxing. There is no way she goes 10 rounds with Savannah Marshall. Savannah Marshall is the only girl to beat Claressa Shields in her entire life. She beat her in the amateurs, she will beat her in the professionals” (H/T: Bad left hook)

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Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall- The fight to make

Despite Marshall’s threatening performance, Shields doesn’t seem intimidated. Instead, she has welcomed the matchup from her end and has sent a cheeky-green signal to Marshall. ‘T-Rex’ took to Twitter and reacted to the fight by stating, ‘You Know what needs to happen’.

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That said, one of the two would have to shift a weight class, and considering Shield’s move to the MMA world, she might not opt for a weight jump. But Marshall can viably do that, and a fight with Shield seems legitimate at this stage.

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Both the unbeaten champions are regarded as two of the finest of the era. So, it’s high time to recognize the better pugilist between them. While the only way to find out is an in-ring collision, fight fans can expect it to happen soon.

Adding to that, Marshall will enjoy a 3-inch height advantage over Shields. If she can put it to use, we can see ‘T-Rex’ fall prey to ‘The Sweet Assasin’ in one of the biggest clashes of women’s boxing.

Do you think Claressa Shields can vanquish Savannah Marshall?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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