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Savannah Marshall Set To Make MMA Debut; Joins PFL

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Undisputed super middleweight champion of the world Savannah Marshall has shaken up the boxing world by announcing a bombshell of a decision- to venture into mixed martial arts.

Marshall (13-1, 10 KO’s) has signed a multi-fight deal with the MMA promotion Professional Fighters League (PFL), joining the group of female boxing icons who have taken a similar path of venturing into mixed martial arts.

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The British fighter has expressed her enthusiasm for this new stage in her career and has aside from making her ambitions in the cage clear, she also mentioned her desire to carry forward her rivalry with Claressa Shields, who is also a member of the PFL roster, from boxing into MMA.

“I couldn’t have missed the opportunity and the PFL is one of the most innovative sports organisations in the world and to be fighting alongside Kayla Harrison, Amanda Serrano, you’ve also got Jake Paul. It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m thrilled that the PFL wanted me to be a part of it,” Marshall told Sky Sports.

Marshall is not alone in this transition. Claressa Shields as well as Amanda Serrano, two undisputed champions in boxing, have also decided to make the leap to MMA under the PFL banner, marking a significant change in their respective careers and expanding their reaches into the world of combat sports.
“That’s the plan,” Marshall commented on having a rematch with Shields in PFL. “I’m not stupid and I can see why they were interested in me, from the response that me and Claressa got in the ring. So that’s definitely on the cards. It doesn’t look like a rematch in the ring is coming off, so I’ve had to chase her into another sport.”
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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