Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall headline an all-women card at the O2 in London on Saturday (ESPN+, 2:30 p.m. ET) in a fight to crown the undisputed middleweight champion. Shields and Marshall are the best two fighters in the division — and two of the best in the entire sport — so it’s fitting they meet for all the glory.
Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) is the only fighter, amateur or professional, to have beaten Shields (12-0, 2 KOs). Marshall outpointed Shields at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships and has bragging rights going into this weekend.
In the co-main event, Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner will fight to unify three of the four major junior lightweight world titles.
Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Jennifer Han in April. Baumgardner won her title with a KO victory over Terri Harper in 2021 and made a successful defense against Edith Soledad Matthysse in April.
Former two-division champion and current ESPN boxing analyst Timothy Bradley Jr. breaks down both matchups.
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