There can be greater than the undisputed middleweight championship on the road when Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields battle subsequent Saturday on the O2 Area in London.
WBC has introduced that it has created the Elizabethan Belt to award the winner of Shields-Marshall in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September.
The demise of Queen Elizabeth II postponed the Battle of Marshall-Shields – and the complete card – after the British Boxing Board of Management determined to chop all fights over the weekend following her demise. The fights had been rescheduled for October 15.
“I believe the belt is incredible, WBC at all times pulls out the stops,” Marshall mentioned in a press release. “It is considered one of a form and it is residing within the UK. How can she get away with it? She will be able to’t go away this nation, it would not be proper.”
The purple belt options the identify of Queen Elizabeth, the crown and the years of her life in the midst of the belt with small flags of each the US (Shields) and Nice Britain (Marshall).
WBC President Mauricio Suleiman mentioned in a press release that the belt was “created to pay tribute to one of many best human beings of all time, the place boxing was born.”
The battle is the principle occasion on an all-female card subsequent Saturday that additionally features a junior light-weight unification battle between Mikaela Meyer and Alicia Baumgardner.