HARTLEPOOL’S own Savannah Marshall will take part in the biggest fight in female boxing history as she gets the chance to settle her long running feud with American Claressa Shields.

The announcement of their undisputed title fight was made today by Boxxer promotions following a press conference in Central London with all three of Shields world title belts on the line along with Savannah Marshall’s WBO Middleweight title belt.

After years of feuds and words exchanged between the two, Marshall and Shields will finally have the chance to settle their differences when the pair meet at the O2 Arena in London Saturday 10th September.

Both fighters hold an identical unbeaten professional record with 12 victories each. The pair have faced each other before during their amateur days with Marshall coming out on top with a 14-8 points victory, which remains Shields only ever defeat in amateur and professional boxing.

"It’s finally here” said Ben Shalom, the founder and CEO of Boxxer. “All sports need major rivalries to transcend their boundaries and this is the biggest rivalry ever to come from women's boxing.

“This is a major moment for the whole sport of boxing, a transatlantic fight which will bring new light to the sport. Two major stars, two elite athletes, two personalities and a story that you could not make up. Thank you to all the promoters and managers involved to make a fight that many thought could not happen. A historic night awaits at the O2." 

Marshall’s manager Mich Hennessey said: "In my opinion this is clearly the biggest and most exciting fight in the history of women's boxing.

“It's going to make history and it's going to live up to every expectation. It's been ten years in the making and I can't wait for September 10 at The O2. This has the potential to be the fight of the year worldwide.”