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Savannah Marshall stops Lolita Muzeya to set up unification fight with Claressa Shields

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Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields will fight on the identical card in December

Savannah Marshall set up a unification fight with Claressa Shields with a strong destruction of Lolita Muzeya in Newcastle to retain her WBO title.

With Shields watching by way of zoom in America, Marshall walked by way of a Muzeya storm within the first spherical to cease the Zambian challenger within the second.

It was the primary time Marshall has had the chance to defend her belt in entrance of a capability crowd and the native hero grasped the prospect to impress, gathering the ninth knockout of her profession.

“Congrats! See you subsequent 12 months, girlie. Show you what an actual fighter and actual champion fights like,” Shields mentioned after the end result, with Boxxer chief Ben Shalom confirming each girls would fight on the identical card on 11 December earlier than a possible unification bout in 2022.

“Claressa could not final two minutes with me, by no means thoughts two rounds,” Marshall mentioned in response.

Muzeya got here out flying, peppering Marshall with left and proper arms, setting a feverish tempo. With her opponent’s foot firmly on the accelerator, Marshall was compelled to reply within the pockets, slamming in some eye-catching uppercuts.

Marshall was not fazed by her aggression, chipping away with painful uppercuts and physique photographs.

Suddenly the fight was punched out of Muzeya as she started to transfer backwards mid-way by way of the second spherical and Marshall pounced. With Muzeya trapped towards the ropes and Marshall unloading, the referee stepped in to cease the competition – a lot to the delight of the Newcastle crowd.

Shields holds each different belt within the middleweight division and the 2 large punchers are anticipated to go toe-to-toe in Spring of 2022 within the UK.

Eubank Jr eyes home dust-ups in December

Chris Eubank Jr gestures in frustration in the ring
Chris Eubank Jr is eyeing large fights in 2022

Chris Eubank Jr outclassed Wanik Awidjan over 5 rounds in a routine victory for the previous world title contender.

The British middleweight was clearly disenchanted when Awidjan retired earlier than the sixth spherical, gesturing to the gang in frustration.

Eubank Jr was preventing for the primary time for the reason that tragic dying of his brother Sebastian and will likely be keen to flip his consideration to securing a world title fight in his subsequent bout.

British rivals Liam Williams and Billy Joe Saunders have been talked about by Eubank Jr as potential opponents in December, whereas a world title conflict towards IBF champion Gennady Golovkin or WBO belt holder Demetrius Andrade can also be on the playing cards – ought to they keep their belts of their subsequent outings.

Fighting from southpaw, Awidjan was fast on his ft and landed a tough left down the center onto the chin of Eubank Jr within the fourth spherical as Eubank Jr took his time to determine what he anticipated to be an orthodox opponent.

Eubank Jr stood nonetheless for a second after the straight left, however that was to be the spotlight second for the underdog who returned to his nook respiration closely and nursing a swollen nostril having been backed on to the ropes by the Brit.

The residence fighter turned up the tempo within the fifth spherical and landed spiteful physique photographs to additional decelerate Awidjan.

After a prolonged dialogue with his nook, Awidjan referred to as over the referee to say he couldn’t proceed. Eubank Jr revealed afterwards Awidjan had instructed him he had damaged a rib with a physique shot.

Fury strolls to stoppage victory

Hughie Fury celebrates after a win
Hughie Fury earned a straightforward win

Hughie Fury is now on a three-fight profitable streak after stopping Christian Hammer in an assured show.

The Brit was brimming with confidence, switching stances and goading his opponent from the primary bell, however was not required to get out of third gear.

Hammer had mentioned earlier than the fight his opponent was nothing like his cousin and WBC champion Tyson Fury and his ways have been to preserve shut to Fury, charging ahead and firing off overhand rights when he might.

Fury hit the deck within the fourth spherical, nevertheless it was rightly dominated a slip and Hammer’s aggressive type allowed the Brit to reply with uppercuts and left hooks.

Hammer, 34, was trying to tough up his youthful opponent, however was deducted a degree within the fifth spherical for repeated blows to the again of the top. Suddenly a considerably pedestrian fight burst into life when Hammer threw warning to the wind.

The German bulldozed ahead, throwing large proper arms however Fury was ready to choose Hammer off virtually at will, touchdown a number of three-punch mixtures.

Hammer was surprised by hooks to the top with Fury delivering some spiteful counter punches shifting backwards. Hammer was virtually swinging from the hip at occasions, however Fury remained calm and appeared shut to a decisive shot earlier than the bell arrived to separate the heavyweights.

Fury would have been sensing victory going into the sixth spherical however Hammer’s staff determined to pull their fighter out of the bout. Hammer complained of a bicep harm when he returned to the nook and was compelled to retire in consequence.

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