With the WBC “Elizabethan Belt” on the line, Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall will have more motivation for their undisputed middleweight matchup.
On October 15 at the O2 Arena, the unbeaten duo will square off after their initial meeting was cancelled.
The fight between Shields and Marshall was initially set for September 10, but it was postponed after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
But when Marshall defeated Shields at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, they will now square off again in the ring.
Both in the amateur setting and in the paid ranks, it is still the American’s only defeat during her career.
The bout scheduled for next week is already significant since it will be the UK’s first all-female main event.
To honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, the world champions will now compete for the commemorative “Elizabethan Belt.”
The American and British flags are on either side of the purple belt, which features the monarch’s name, crown, and years of reign in the middle.
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Marshall remarked about the strap, saying, “I just saw the WBC homage belt and it’s great.
“It’s pretty nice, and the WBC really went above and beyond with that one; it’s unique.
How is she able to get away with that? It wouldn’t be right for that to leave the country.
Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Business Council, said: “Queen Elizabeth II will remain forever in our hearts and minds.
“Here, where boxing was created, the boxing world joins to pay honour to one of the finest humans who ever lived.”
When Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title on December 3, he has already stated his desire to compete for the title.
Although it is unknown who the Gypsy King will be up against now that their Battle of Britain match versus Anthony Joshua has been cancelled.
Using social media, Fury shared a photo of the commemorative belt.
Hetweeted as a caption for the picture: “Would love to box for this belt on Dec 3rd.”