Savannah Marshall challenges Franchon Crews-Dezurn for undisputed super-middleweight title
Savannah Marshall will challenge Franchon Crews-Dezurn for the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super-middleweight world titles at the AO Arena in Manchester on June 17 on Sky Sports Box Office.
It will be Marshall’s second consecutive undisputed championship fight after her ground-breaking clash with Claressa Shields at the O2 Arena last year.
The Hartlepool star was an established world champion at middleweight, winning the WBO belt against Hannah Rankin in 2020 and making successful defences against Maria Lindberg, Lolita Muzeya and Femke Hermans.
The decision loss to the outstanding Shields was the first defeat of Marshall’s professional career.
She is looking to bounce back against another top-level American and has moved up a weight class.
Like Marshall, the only opponent Crews-Dezurn has lost to as a professional is Shields, whom she boxed in her first pro bout in 2016.
For Marshall the fight with Crews-Dezurn is not only a huge event in itself but victory will catapult her back into the top level of world boxing and potentially even put her on course for a rematch with Shields.