Shields vs Marshall – ESPN, Sky Sports, FITE – October 15 – 2 pm ET
Unfinished business will finally be settled as the most anticipated female fight of all-time has officially been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15. Historic doubleheader to stream LIVE on ESPN+
Having been postponed by the British Boxing Board of Control due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, the long-awaited BOXXER: LEGACY – Shields vs Marshall clash will now take place in just over four weeks time at The O2 in London.
The headline bout – broadcast live and exclusively in the UK & Ireland on Sky Sports – will see bitter rivals Claressa ‘GWOAT’ Shields and Savannah ‘The Silent Assassin’ Marshall collide for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world, concluding their decade-long feud.
What time is Shields vs Marshall?
- Shields vs Marshall: The main card is set to get underway at 2 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. BST.
- ESPN+ will broadcast the fight in the U.S., while Sky Sports has been named the UK broadcaster.
- The fight takes place at the O2 Arena in London.
All tickets purchased for the original September date remain valid for the new October 15 date and ticket holders do not need to take any action or obtain new tickets to attend the event.
The last remaining tickets – priced at just £25 – are available to purchase now via boxxer.com. Tickets in every other price bracket are now sold out.
In association with TopRank and Matchroom Boxing, arch-enemies Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgarnder feature in a must-see co-main event for the undisputed super featherweight world titles, broadcast live on ESPN+ in the USA.
In what will be an iconic night of celebration for women’s boxing, the full undercard for the first-ever all-female card televised in Britain remains the same.
Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal heroine Lauren Price competes, alongside fellow Team GB favourites Karriss Artingstall and Caroline Dubois who will all look to light up the capital on what promises to be a special evening for the sport.
On the outcome of the fight
“I think she comes up short, I believe I’m a better boxer than Claressa and believe I always have been. Saturday couldn’t come quick enough, I’m just itching to get in there now. She can try to knock me out, hurt me, if you’ve got it you’ve got it, if you haven’t you haven’t.
To Shields, regarding her lack of finishes as a professional
“You couldn’t knock Ema Kozin out, couldn’t knock Hannah Rankin out. 12-0 as a pro and you haven’t learned to finish anyone. That’s concerning.”
“In the back of your mind, you’re petrified that I’m going to knock you out and that’s why you keep asking [me if I think I’m going to knock you out]. ‘Knockouts don’t matter? It will matter when you’re on your back looking at the lights.”
On Marshall’s punching power
“Of course we’re going to talk about the punch power, she may want to fight on the inside or outside, but just to touch and land, that’s really all I see.
“I may get hit, but if she thinks she’s not going to get hit she’s mistaken, if she thinks she’s the better boxer she’s mistaken. I’m going to adapt and do whatever I can to win and make the fight easy.”
“While you’re doing all this talking, you better come in here with that smoke and you better punch as hard as you say you can, because if you’ve got no punching power oh my god it’s going to be a hard night for you. I’m going to show everybody on Saturday there are skills to this.”
On the outcome of the fight
“I’m going to walk out carrying her head, I’m not worried about Savannah Marshall, I came over here, I’m a star in America, don’t get it twisted, I didn’t have to come over here.”
(ESPN+, 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT)
• Claressa Shields 159.3 vs. Savannah Marshall 159.3
(Undisputed Middleweight World Title — 10 Rounds)
• Mikaela Mayer 129.1 lbs vs. Alycia Baumgardner 129.1 lbs
(WBO/IBF/WBC/Ring Magazine Junior Lightweight World Titles — 10 Rounds)
• Lauren Price 145.5 lbs vs. Timea Belik 145 lbs
(Welterweight — 6 Rounds)
• Caroline Dubois 137 lbs vs. Milena Koleva 136.5 lbs
(Lightweight — 6 Rounds)
• Karriss Artingstall 125.5 lbs vs. Marina Sakharov 124.5 lbs
(Featherweight — 6 Rounds)