SAVANNAH Marshall is out to make history and become a two-weight world champion when the Hartlepool boxer returns to the ring in June in a mouthwatering fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn.

Having headlined a record-setting event at London’s O2 Arena in an October challenge against Claressa ‘GWOAT’ Shields, Marshall’s return to the ring places her immediately in another high-stakes encounter against an undisputed world champion with the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF world super-middleweight championships on the line.

And it's part of a huge night of boxing at Manchester's AO Arena on June 17, with Marshall's return co-headlining alongside the fascinating Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr rematch.

For former world middleweight champion Marshall, the bout is a return to her roots. She started her professional career at super-middleweight, her first professional bout taking place on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor superfight which took place in August 2017.

Having once held the WBA Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship before moving up to middleweight, Marshall is going all-in on her return to the division and is aiming for immediate undisputed world champion status.

She said: “I’m grateful to BOXXER and Hennessy Sports for getting this fight over the line. This is a big fight for me and a chance to become a two-weight world champion.”

Crews-Dezurn (8-1, 2 KO’s) began her second stint as WBO world super-middleweight champion in March 2020, captured the WBC title for a second time in June 2020 and then added the WBA and IBF belts in April 2022 to become undisputed world champion of the weight class.

The American said: “I’m so excited that my team and BOXXER were finally able to get this fight done. I’m looking forward to fighting in Manchester, England, especially against a competitor like Savannah Marshall, who has represented the UK for many years just as I have represented the United States for many years, including as amateurs.

“This fight has been over 10 years in the making and it’s going to be one for the history books. I love to elevate women’s boxing and put on a great display for the people here in the UK. The fans have embraced women’s boxing so much here and I’m coming for the win, regardless of being in Savannah’s backyard or any other adversity stacked against me. I’m full confident in myself and my team and I look forward to putting on a great show for the people.”

Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, said: "Savannah Marshall will have restitution in mind when she takes on the queen of the super middleweight division Franchón Crews-Dezurn in an all or nothing collision for 168lbs glory where Savannah could create history by becoming a two-weight world champion."

The night will be screened exclusively on Sky Box Office, with pricing and full details of the undercard to be announced in due course.