Despite only being 12-0, boxer and MMA fight Claressa Shields has declared herself the goat of womens boxing, but tonight she fought fellow 12-0 boxer- Savanna Marshall, and won a close decision.
Marshall seemed much larger and used her size to bully Shields pushing her against the ropes but Shields seemed to land the better strikes and overall outlanded Marshall almost 3-2, and outlanded her in almost every round. The commentators though kept mentioning how bad of a look it is having your back to the ropes.
I personally had shields winning comfortably but this fight was in Savanna’s back yard of London, hostile territory for the American, and bad decisions are known to go over in these situations. luckily Shields got the nod.
96-94, 96-94, 97-93
The two had previously fought in the amateurs with Savanna winning a close decision. That was the only loss amateur or pro for Shields.