Boxing champion Marshall to make MMA debut in June

Unified super-middleweight boxing champion Savannah Marshall will make her MMA debut in Newcastle on 8 June.

The Briton features in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) promotion and will face an as-yet-unnamed opponent.

American Claressa Shields, the only woman to beat 32-year-old Marshall in pro boxing, is also signed to the PFL.

“The two are on a collision course for a rematch wearing 4oz gloves and settling the score in the PFL,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said.

Two-division boxing champion Marshall signed a multi-year deal with the PFL in 2023.

The Hartlepool fighter and Shields have a long history, having fought in the amateurs.

Shields outpointed Marshall when they met for the undisputed middleweight boxing title in London in October 2022.

The 29-year-old from Michigan is undefeated in pro boxing and has one loss and two wins in MMA.