The Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall card has been postponed as a mark of respect to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed that the event, also featuring another highly anticipated bout between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner, has been moved to 15 October, while other UK boxing events this weekend have also been cancelled.
In a statement released by General Secretary Robert W. Smith, it read: “The British Boxing Board of Control have decided that all tournaments this weekend will be postponed as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“We join a nation in mourning and pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her dedication to our country during her long reign and the legacy she leaves behind.”
The announcement follows updates from across different sports, with respective governing bodies deciding whether or not events would go ahead or not this weekend in the wake of the monarch’s passing.
BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom said: “This is an unprecedented moment in our history and our sincere thoughts are primarily with the Royal Family and the nation at this time. Out of respect, the British Boxing Board of Control has decided to postpone Saturday’s show.
“A provisional date for Saturday 15th October at The O2 is being worked on by all parties to stage this unique and historical night of celebration for women’s sport at a more appropriate time.”
Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Development at Sky Sports, added: “All of our thoughts at Sky Sports Boxing are with the Royal Family at this time.
“As much as we were all looking forward to witnessing this historical sporting spectacle this weekend, it is absolutely right to respectfully reschedule the show for October 15th.”