Middleweight champion Savannah Marshall, who faces Claressa Shields at London 02 Arena on Saturday, September 10 for the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship, has saluted the ‘Lionesses’ who took England to victory in the Euro 2022 Final at the weekend:
“It’s a great win for England and a historic moment for British sports, but most of all I’m delighted for all the girls on the England team. A lot of them have talked about having to work harder to prove their worth relative to the men’s game and it was great to see the whole country get behind them.
“They’ve changed a lot of people’s perceptions, they’ve won millions of new fans and they’ve inspired new generations of girls to take up the sport. As an athlete it’s everything you want to achieve. I hope I can do the same when I step in the ring at the O2 London on September 10 to take the undisputed world middleweight championship from Claressa Shields.”