Claressa Shields’ staff are keen to barter a high-profile rematch with Britain’s Savannah Marshall.
The USA’s Shields and Marshall fought for the undisputed middleweight championship in one of the watched fights of final 12 months, a spectacular event through which the American was victorious.
Subsequently, Marshall has stepped as much as 168lbs and in July, defeated Franchon Crews-Dezurn to win all 4 of the main super-middleweight titles.
It’s a rematch that Dmitry Salita, Shields’ promoter, is definitely contemplating.
“There are few rivalries that exist in boxing which might be as real as Claressa and Savannah,” Salita instructed Sky Sports activities.
“We’re exploring subsequent 12 months. Our aim has all the time been to make the largest and one of the best fights for the game of boxing, and significantly ladies’s boxing to develop it wider and larger.
“Each have had wins after their epic battle and their story continues with a rematch being one thing we’re open to exploring.”
Marshall beforehand instructed Sky Sports activities: “I am all the time going to be chasing that battle.
“The explanation I would like the rematch is revenge for that loss but additionally there’s not many fighters on the market for me and these larger weights.”
The Hartlepool star has picked up a hand damage that may preserve her out of motion till March 2024.
That has prevented her from making a compulsory defence of her WBC title, which has led to the WBC declaring Marshall their ‘champion in recess’.
In December necessary challenger Shadasia Inexperienced will battle Crews-Dezurn for the vacant WBC belt.
“I’ve acquired a compulsory in Shadasia Inexperienced, however clearly with me being injured, I feel she’s been compelled to battle Franchon Crews-Dezurn, so it will be fascinating to see who wins out of them two,” Marshall mentioned.
“I am simply recovering from a hand operation from my final battle. It is going properly. I am actually, actually proud of it. It is my third hand-op so I’ll find yourself a little bit of a crab.
“I am trying to get out possibly March subsequent 12 months.”