Undisputed super middleweight world champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn puts her titles on the line against former world champion Savannah Marshall this Saturday at the Manchester Arena in England.
Promoted by BOXXER, Crews Dezurn-Marshall, will air live on ESPN.
Crews-Dezurn (8-1, 2 KOs) was an international amateur standout before turning professional in 2016 against two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields. She has remained undefeated since the loss to Shields, capturing the vacant WBC crown via majority decision against Maricela Cornejo in September 2018 and winning the vacant WBO title in a rematch against Cornejo two years later. In her last fight, Crews-Dezurn defeated then-undefeated WBA and IBF champion Elin Cederroos by 10-round unanimous decision to become the undisputed queen.
Marshall (12-1, 10 KOs) is a two-time Olympian who has a win over Shields as an amateur. She made her professional debut in August 2017 and captured the vacant WBO middleweight world title with a seventh-round TKO victory over Hannah Rankin in October 2020. She defended it three times, all by stoppage. In her last fight, her feud with Shields culminated in an undisputed middleweight title showdown that gave Marshall her first loss as a professional. She now looks to become champion again in her second shot at undisputed glory.