Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall struggle provisionally postponed to October 15

Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall’s much-anticipated bout on Saturday has been postponed provisionally till October 15, following the demise of The Queen.

Saturday’s scheduled struggle at The O2 in London was an undisputed middleweight championship encounter, however after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, it’s now set to happen subsequent month.

“As a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Boxing Board of Management has made the choice to postpone Saturday’s occasion, BOXXER: Legacy – Shields vs Marshall,” an announcement launched on Friday learn.

“Our honest ideas are with His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Household throughout this profoundly sombre time.

“We’re working with all events to provisionally reschedule for Saturday, fifteenth October, at The O2 in London.”

All tickets bought for the Saturday September 10 occasion will stay legitimate for the rescheduled date. Present ticket holders will be capable of attend the newly-rescheduled occasion with their current tickets.

BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom added: “That is an unprecedented second in our historical past and our honest ideas are primarily with the Royal Household and the nation presently. Out of respect, the British Boxing Board of Management has determined to postpone Saturday’s present.

“A provisional date for Saturday, fifteenth October at The O2 is being labored on by all events to stage this distinctive and historic night time of celebration for ladies’s sport at a extra applicable time.”

Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Growth at Sky Sports activities, mentioned: “All of our ideas at Sky Sports activities Boxing are with the Royal Household presently.

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Sky Sports activities appears again at Queen Elizabeth II’s ardour for sport, most notably horse racing.

“As a lot as we have been all wanting ahead to witnessing this historic sporting spectacle this weekend, it’s completely proper to respectfully reschedule the present for October fifteenth.”

Additional updates on the brand new date shall be made on the earliest alternative.

Shields is the holder of the unified WBA, WBC and IBF 160lb titles, whereas Marshall holds the WBO belt. Their eventual struggle will settle which ones is the unquestionable champion of the division.

Marshall can also be the one boxer to have overwhelmed Shields when she outpointed her in a 2012 beginner contest.

“It has been a torrid time for the fighters however in the end they have been all respectful of the choice,” added Shalom on Sky Sports activities Information.

“They’ve all reacted extraordinarily nicely in very troublesome circumstances and so they know the night time shall be loads greater. This was speculated to be a celebration for ladies’s sport and an evening of leisure. We’re not going to get that and we respect the board’s resolution.”

The British Boxing Board of Management additionally introduced that every one boxing within the UK was postponed this weekend.

“The British Boxing Board of Management have determined that every one tournaments this weekend shall be postponed as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” an announcement learn.

“We be part of as a nation in mourning and pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her dedication to our nation throughout her lengthy reign and the legacy she leaves behind.”

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