Savannah Marshall vs Femke Hermans: fight time, undercard, prediction, ring walks, latest betting odds tonight

Hartlepool’s undefeated Silent Assassin is trying to both successfully defend the belt she’s held since October 2020 for the third time and also set up an undisputed blockbuster matchup with longtime opponent Claressa Shields, who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBF and The Ring titles.

Marshall remains the only person to defeat the self-proclaimed greatest woman of all time, with that win over highly decorated two-time Olympic gold medalist Shields at the 2012 World Amateur Championships.

The rivalry between the confident duo has simmered ever since, reaching boiling point in Cardiff last month when they became embroiled in a heated argument at ringside after Shields easily defended their titles by edging out Ema Kozin on her Kingdom debut. -United.

Shields played her part in one of the greatest women’s fights of all time with this victory at Motorpoint Arena, now Shields must do the same this weekend.

Seeking to upend the narrative is Hermans, the former Belgian WBO super middleweight champion and current European middleweight title holder, who was dispatched by Shields in 2018.

This is a long-running clash, originally believed to have taken place a year ago before also being pushed back from March to April 2022.

Marshall vs Hermans date, start time, location and ring walks

Marshall vs Hermans will take place on Saturday April 2, 2022 at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

The main televised undercard is due to start at 8pm BST, with ringside walks for the main event scheduled for around 10pm.

As always, these times are subject to change.

Marshall must win to set up a successful showdown against rival Claressa Shields

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Marshall vs. Hermans fight card / undercard in full

Savannah Marshall vs. Femke Hermans

Florian Marku vs. Chris Jenkins

Brad Rea vs Lukasz Ndafoluma

Zak Chelli vs. Jack Kilgannon

Michael Webster vs. Mehmet Bingoel

Avril Hunter vs. Ester Konecna

Luke Cope vs. Lee Connelly

Georgia O’Connor vs. Erica Alvarez

Michael Likalu vs. Carl Turney

Matty Harris vs. Mait Metsis

Chloe Watson vs. Gemma Ruegg

Hosea Stewart vs. Phil Williams

How to watch Marshall vs. Hermans

TV channel: In the UK, the Saturday night Boxxer card airs live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action, with coverage starting at 8pm.

Direct: Subscribers can also follow all the action online via the Sky Go app. Sky Sports’ Facebook and YouTube pages will also have live coverage of the first undercard from 5.30pm.

Savannah Marshall last fought in October, stopping Lolita Muzeya in the second round

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Marshall vs Hermans fight prediction

Hermans certainly has no shortage of experience in world title fights, as she has picked up three comfortable wins since her pair of losses to Shields and unified super middleweight champion Elin Cederroos – including emphatic saves from Borislava Goranova and Lili Jumali in her native Belgium.

But the formidable Marshall is another hugely daunting step for the 32-year-old. The hard-hitting British favorite is still unbeaten, with nine of her 11 professional wins by knockout.

Shields completely took out Hermans to easily defend her titles in California in 2018 and we expected the same result here, but with Marshall potentially adding another impressive knockout to her record – Hermans’ first professional stoppage – as she looks to send a message challenge to her arch-rival ahead of a massive contest later in the year.

Marshall wins by knockout in the seventh round.

Marshall vs. Hermans weigh-in

The weigh-in for the Saturday night card takes place on Friday afternoon. Then come back for the results!

Marshall vs Hermans Betting Odds

Marshall Victory: 1/50

Victory Herman: 17/1

Draw: 33/1

Marshall by decision/technical decision: 16/5

Marshall by KO, TKO or DQ: 1/5

Hermans by decision/technical decision: 35/1

Hermans by KO, TKO or DQ: 25/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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