Two-time boxing world champion Savannah Marshall is a brand new addition to the Skilled Fighters League athlete roster, and set to make her MMA debut. UK star joins Claressa Shields, Amanda Serrano, Larissa Pacheco and Kayla Harrison to launch PFLW.
PFLW “will put the give attention to ladies in fight sports activities whereas persevering with the PFL’s fighter first merit-based strategy to MMA,” reads the announcement.
“I need to welcome two-time boxing world champion, Savannah Marshall to the Skilled Fighters League,” mentioned Peter Murray, PFL CEO. “It’s an thrilling time for PFL as we formally launch PFLW, and the addition of Savannah Marshall strengthens the perfect international roster of ladies in fight sports activities. PFLW is dedicated to the empowerment and equality of all feminine athletes and supplies a devoted platform for girls to grow to be PFL MMA champions.”
Marshall (13-1, 10 KOs) was in motion in July, when she took a majority resolution towards Franchon Crews-Dezurn and landed the undisputed tremendous middleweight title. In October 2022, the 32-year-old native of Hartlepool, England suffered her first profession defeat, when she confronted Shields for the undisputed middleweight crown and dropped a unanimous resolution.
“I’m thrilled to start my journey in MMA with The Skilled Fighters League,” mentioned Savannah Marshall. “I’m proud to affix probably the most gifted feminine fight sports activities athletes on this planet and proceed to lift the profile of ladies in sports activities via PFLW.”
Extra data is predicted to be introduced within the coming weeks.
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