Claressa Shields (4/5) and Savannah Marshall (1/1) have both vowed to end Saturday night’s hugely anticipated bout inside the distance after clashing at their final pre-fight press conference.
The two unbeaten middleweights are finally set to end their decade-long feud at London’s O2 Arena this weekend, with the winner fully unifying the 165lb division as well as capturing the WBC’s specially commissioned ‘Elizabethan Belt’, produced in memory of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The two fighters, who have previously met at amateur level, traded insults as they went head-to-head for the first time this week, with both fighters signalling their intent of winning the fight in explosive fashion.
“You are petrified that I am going to knock you out, and I am going to do that,” the hard-hitting Shields declared.
“I don’t like you that much. Knockouts don’t matter, wins matter… but I’m going to finish you,” Shields, the multiple three-weight world champion, snapped back!
Whilst Shields is more renowned for her technical abilities, Marshall, who already boasts 10 stoppage victories, is undoubtedly the more likely of the two to prevail by way of knockout.
We’ve boosted the odds of her adding to that tally at the weekend too…
Savannah Marshall by KO, TKO or Disqualification
Was 3/1 >> Now 7/2
Meanwhile, if you fancy Shields to further cement her legacy within the sport by way of knockout, you can back her at 8/1, or take advantage of our boosted odds on the self-proclaimed 'GWOAT' winning the fight on points…
Claressa Shields by Decision or Technical Decision
Was 6/5 >> Now 6/4
All odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.