TV channel, UK match time and full undercard for Marshall vs Hermans and Marku vs Jenkins

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Predictably, Claressa Shields rolled into town ahead of Savannah Marshall’s homecoming fight with Femke Hermans, knowing that a showdown between the two middleweights is approaching. When they finally meet in the ring, it will be anything but predictable, but in the meantime, Marshall knows that this weekend’s match will be dominated by talk of a rallying match with the self-proclaimed “The greatest woman of all time“.

“I have tunnel vision when it comes to who I’m fighting,” Marshall says. “I know very well that I can not see Femke. This is definitely my toughest fight to date. She’s a former world champion, she’s only ever been beaten by world champions, so I expect a tough fight.

“Everyone keeps asking how I can focus on Femke when everyone is talking about Claressa. But the thing is, everyone’s been talking about Claressa for the last four years. She has always sneaked into the background for me, this is nothing new. ”

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Marshall really could not have expected anything less, and sparks flew as she squared up to Shields in Cardiff after the American had beaten Ema Kozin on points. She used her well-known mockery of “pillow fists” and promised to “wipe the floor” with Shields, who in turn dismissed her as a “pimple” and demanded “where are your gold medals?”.

This is a rivalry in which Shields’ Olympic achievements, even those of a decade ago, are still a point of contention. In 2012, she won in London, and name calls for the other gold medal winners from those games say: Nicola Adams won gold in flyweight and Katie Taylor did it in lightweight and so did Anthony Joshua (super heavyweight), Oleksandr Usyk (heavyweight) and Vasyl Lomachenko (lightweight).

It looked like Shields would clean up when she became a professional. First, she won another gold in Rio 2016, but Marshall would like to remind her that back in 2012, she had actually beaten her in an amateur fight. “The Silent Assassin” is still the only woman, amateur or professional who has beaten Shields, and under Peter Fury’s wing, she is convinced she can do it again.

The one woman who stands in her way is Hermans (12-3), who has won her last three matches after being short against Shields and later in a defeat to Elin Cederroos.

“I’m in very good shape, I’ve had a great training camp, everything has collapsed in the last month and I’m ready to kick my ass a little bit on Saturday,” Hermans said.

“I want to do everything I can. For me, it’s a great chance to get back at the highest level after some difficult years. I want to give everything on Saturday so I can take the belt home so I can become a WBO- champion in two different weight classes. ”

Marshall vs. Herman’s details

  • Date: Saturday, April 2nd
  • Meeting point: Be Motors Arena, Newcastle
  • Match time: Ring walks to the main event are expected around noon. 23.00
  • TV / livestream: Sky Sports Action, with coverage from kl. Subscribers can also watch the match on Sky Go appor with a NOW day pass, which costs £ 11.98
  • Undercard highlights: Florian Marku has become known to British fans based in London and fighting on Anthony Joshua’s last undercard. He defends his IBF international welterweight title against Chris Jenkins in the co-main event – ring walks are expected around noon.
  • I predicts: Marshall has won eight of her 10 professional fights by knockout, and no matter what you think of her prospects of improving that record against Shields, she should not be too troublesome of Hermans.

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Full card

  • Savannah Marshall vs. Femke Hermans (middleweight WBO title)
  • Florian Marku vs Chris Jenkins (IBF international welterweight title)
  • Nathan Gorman vs. Scott Alexander
  • Darren Surtees vs. James Moorcroft
  • Aaron Chalmers vs. TBA
  • April Hunter vs Ester Konecna
  • Bradley Rea vs Lukas Ndafoluma

Any other business

While it was hoped that Lomachenko would have the chance to regain his lightweight titles against George Kambosos Jr., he has chosen to stay with Ukraine’s military forces in the fight against Russia invasion. That means Kambosos, the WBO, WBA and IBF champion, will now go head-to-head with WBC belt-holder Devin Haney on June 4th.

“After five years of chasing championship honors abroad and fighting in enemy territory, I return home to defend what I have conquered in the boxing world, my world lightweight titles,” said Kambosos. “Everything I have set myself for and manifested has come true with my relentless hard work, dedication and discipline to the sport I love.

Usyk, on the other hand, is now expected to retire temporarily and leave Ukraine to defend his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles in a rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The exact details have not yet been confirmed, but the possibility of a showdown in Saudi Arabia now looks like the most likely possibility.

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