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Queen Elizabeth II’s death postpones Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall undisputed title fight to October

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has postponed the Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall title fight to October.

The British Boxing Board of Control decided postpone the fight for Oct. 15. In a media statement, BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom agreed with the decision.

“This is an unprecedented moment in our history and our sincere thoughts are primarily with the Royal Family and the nation at this time,” Shalom said. “Out of respect, the British Boxing Board of Control has decided to postpone Saturday’s show.

“A provisional date for Saturday, 15th October at The O2 is being worked on by all parties to stage this unique and iconic night of celebration for women’s sport at a more appropriate time.”

“All of our thoughts at Sky Sports Boxing are with the Royal Family at this time,” Adam Smith, head of boxing development at Sky Sports added. “As much as we were all looking forward to witnessing this historical sporting spectacle this weekend, it is absolutely right to respectfully reschedule the show for Oct.15.’

More information is expected closer to the event.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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