Women’s Boxing Event Postponed After Death Of The Queen

Death of The Queen
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British authorities postponed the historic undisputed World Championship Women’s boxing event between Claressa Shields (12-0, 2 KO) and Savannah Marshall (12-0. 10 KO) after the sudden death of the Queen. The event featured an all-female card that included a World Super-Featherweight Title unification between Alycia Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KO) and Mikaela Mayer (17-0, 5 KO). The bout was initially scheduled to take place on September 10th, but the promoters postponed the fight following the United Kingdom’s announcement of a mourning period lasting til September 26th. The event will now be rescheduled for a later date in October, according to Top Rank and Boxxer officials.

The event looked to be one of the biggest in the sport of women’s boxing, headlined by 4 of the top women in their respective divisions going head-to-head. Claressa Shields, considered by many to be the GWOAT, was fighting to become the undisputed world champion for an unprecedented 3rd time in the four-belt era. Shields previously held the undisputed crown at light-middleweight and middleweight and unified two titles at super-middleweight. Her opponent, Savannah Marshall, won the vacant WBO Middleweight title in 2020 after Shields vacated it. Marshall is considered the biggest puncher in women’s boxing. She also holds the distinction of being the last woman to defeat Shields during their amateur days back in 2012.

The night’s co-main event was a World Super Featherweight Title unification bout between Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer. A fight between these two women could have easily headlined a separate card due to its significance in the division and the fact that the winner would capture three belts. Leading up to the bout, the two women had engaged in an epic war of words on social media, with personal insults flying left and right. It was now time for the two of them to settle their differences in the ring.

Though the postponement was disappointing for fight fans, it was the right call by the Boxing authorities. They had a duty to respect the wishes of the royal family as well as the public at large. However, boxing fans should not despair as we will be covering other upcoming live events on the blog.

Death of the Queen

The United Kingdom declared a period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96. The funeral will take place on September 19th. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her reign lasted 70 years, spanning 14 American presidents, accounting for over 30% of US history. The world also admired the Queen for her service to the British people and the Commonwealth of Nations. Her reign has long defined British identity and the traditions that underpin it. Her son, King Charles III, will succeed her. Fantom Sports Industries would like to extend its deepest condolences to Her Majesty’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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