Savannah Marshall Knocks Out Maria Lindberg in Round 3 to Defend Her WBO Middleweight Title

Published 04/10/2021, 4:57 PM EDT
Boxing – Savannah Marshall v Maria Lindberg – WBO World Middleweight Title – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – April 10, 2021 Savannah Marshall celebrates after winning the fight against Maria Lindberg Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Savannah Marshall and Maria Lindberg put on a boxing classic for their fans around the globe. The pair kept one and all on their toes right from the first bell of the fight. But, Marshall, the abrupt favorite in this fight, claimed an easy knockout win over her fellow adversary in the third round.

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The lanky champ, Marshall began this fight on a pleasant note and was the sheer oppressor from the beginning. She even scored a vicious knockdown in round two and subsequently knocked Lindberg out in the next round.

The veteran, Lindberg, went down and didn’t quite gain a vertical base after that. The 44-year-old tried to cut the distance and land her hits, but she couldn’t find any success in the same.

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On the other hand, the undefeated Marshall put her brilliance to the test yet again and proved her mettle in this enigmatic title defense. This was the biggest, perhaps the most important win of her career.

The moment the fight began, ‘Silent Assassin’ walked Lindberg down with her swift movements and constant punches. Her power was too much to handle for the veteran, and that was clearly evident in this short yet sublime title fight.

With a gratifying win over the Swedish boxer, Marshall secured her first title defense and improved her immaculate track record to 10-0.

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Is Claressa Shields next for Savannah Marshall?

Claressa Shields is cited as one of the biggest female fighters in the world. She is the unified queen of the middleweight division, looking to become the undisputed champ at her weight class.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 13: Claressa Shields reacts after defeating Christina Hammer (not pictured) and becoming the women’s undisputed middleweight champion at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on April 13, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
That said, even Savannah Marshall is hungry to touch gloves with ‘T-Rex’. And it seems this is the only relevant fight for both the pugilists at this stage.

Marshall and Shields are both in their prime. And the debate of the best women’s middleweight boxer will only end once these two step inside the ring against each other.

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It’ll be interesting to see how things play out for both these fighters as their fight can be one of the best in women’s boxing.

How excited are you to see Shields vs Marshall next?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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