Unbeaten middleweight Savannah Marshall will defend her WBO world title against Femke Hermans in Newcastle on Saturday night, as she looks to stay on course for an undisputed clash with Claressa Shields.
The show, which was previously scheduled for March, will also see former Geordie Shore and Bellator star Aaron Chalmers make his boxing debut, popular welterweight Florian Marku in action and the return of heavyweight Nathan Gorman after more than a year out of the ring. Here’s everything you need to know about a blockbuster night in the north east.
Where: Newcastle Arena
When: Saturday 2nd April
How To Watch: Sky Sports Action. The broadcast will begin at 7pm with the main event expected around 10pm.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Hartlepool, UK
Alias: ‘Silent Assassin’
Record: 11-0 (9)
Last Fight: Marshall sensationally stopped Zambia’s Lolita Muzeya in two rounds in Newcastle on the undercard of Hiughie Fury’s heavyweight clash with Chritian Hammer last October.
Place Of Birth: Londerzeel, Belgium
Record: 12-3 (5)
Last Fight: Hermans stopped Georgia’s Lili Jumali in three rounds in July in Brussels.
What They Say:
Marshall: "I'm really happy to be going back to Newcastle Utilita Arena after the amazing reception I received there last time.
"Femke is a very tough girl and it's going to be a hard night's work but I'm really looking forward to putting on a show.
"I'm sorry to anyone who has been inconvenienced by the date change but I hope everyone who wants to be there can still be there. I really can't wait."
Full Fight Card:
Savannah Marshall vs Femke Hermans, WBO Middleweight Title
Florian Marku vs Chris Jenkins, IBF International Welterweight Title
Nathan Gorman vs Scott Alexander, Heavyweight
Darren Surtees vs James Moorcroft, Super-Welterweight
Aaron Chalmers vs TBA
April Hunter vs TBA, Welterweight
Bradley Rea vs TBA, Middleweight