Peter Fury, Father of WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury believes that a fight between WBO Women’s Middleweight Champion Savannah Marshall and former undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields is the biggest fight to make in Women’s Boxing.
The two unbeaten titlist met during their days as Amateur fighters, when Shields went on to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Marshall was victorious in their amateur fight but Shields has been unbeaten since turning Pro and presently holds 7 World titles across 160 and 154 pound division.
The two unbeaten fighters are signed with SkySports which takes out all restrictions, when it comes to streaming platforms. SkySports have even announced a plan to stage a fight card with the two fighters competing in the same card in December.
Marshall retained her WBO World title with a second round demolition of Lolita Muzeya this past weekend. The spectacular performance has John Fury placing Marshall above every other female fighter on the planet.
“Everyone has got their own fabulous technique. Katie Taylor is magnificent, she’s a top fighter. But name me a woman in any division that has got punch power and can box? When Savannah gets you going, you’re not getting off. She has got that instinct to do damage. I don’t know anybody in any other division that’s like Savannah,” said Peter Fury to Sky Sports.
“[In December] we’ll get a look at [Shields], up close and personal. It’s going to be a fantastic evening. There’s going to be fireworks on December 11. Can you imagine those two in the same building? Claressa Shields is tough and she belongs where she is. That’s going to be a very good fight.
John Fury has already seen Marshall fight but will love to see what Claressa Shields has to offer when they both share the their card in December. Fury see’s the fight as a 50-50 fight but doesn’t believe that Shield has the knockout power equivalent to Marshall.
“I’m sure Claressa Shields is one tough customer as well. It’s a different fight, a different ball game. I’m just excited about it. That’s what makes this fight so exciting. It’s a 50-50 fight. Claressa Shields hasn’t got terrific punch power, that’s for sure, and Savannah has. But Claressa has got very fast hands. It’s a tremendous fight. A stand alone, main event fight. I think it’s the biggest fight in women’s boxing.”