Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall have an added incentive to be victorious in their upcoming fight on Saturday, 15th October, with the winner to be handed the new WBC ‘Elizabethan Belt’.
The World Boxing Council have today unveiled an incredible tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after the original fight date was postponed due to a 10-day period of national mourning for the late British monarch following her passing two days before the initial 10th September event at The O2 in London, England.
Now, with a new date set, history awaits the first-ever all-female headline event in the UK capital with a commemorative title on the line.
Screened live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Republic of Ireland and on ESPN+ in the United States, Briton Marshall will collide with American rival Shields for the Undisputed Middleweight Championship of the World.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán said: “Queen Elizabeth II will live forever in our hearts and minds, the boxing world unites to render homage to one of the greatest human beings that ever lived, here where boxing was born."
Savannah Marshall remarked, “I think the belt is brilliant, The WBC always pulls out the stops. It's one of a kind and it's staying in the UK. How can she walk away with that? That can't leave this country, it wouldn't be right.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER CEO & Founder, added: “This is a wonderful tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II in what will be an iconic event for boxing. We are hugely grateful and proud to partner with Mauricio Sulaimán and the WBC.
“The Elizabethan Belt will provide an extra special incentive for both fighters - and this incredible, commemorative championship will provide the perfect legacy for the winner.”