Savannah Marshall and Franchon Crews-Dezurn trade barbs before huge title fight

Marshall, 32, hit back: “I didn’t get complacent at all. You’re nothing like Claressa, you won’t dog-walk me at all. The reality of it is: I don’t have to say anything. I’m a better fighter than you.

“The difference between me and you is you sit about on your lazy a** waiting for opportunities, this was why you’ve boxed twice in two years. When I was at super-middle, you didn’t want to entertain me, you didn’t want to know.

“So, I moved up to light-heavy where there was a title shot for me, [which] fell through. I moved down to middle to box Hannah Rankin. Same with Shadasia Green; she sat as your mandatory for over a year, and you didn’t want to know.”

American Crews-Dezurn, 36, did not take Marshall’s comments lightly.

“How can you say I sit on my lazy a** and didn’t create an opportunity when it took five minutes to introduce me, because I do so many things, and when you’ve got hustle personified here,” she said.

“I self-manage myself, I made deals with Golden Boy and all these other promoters when you had other things handed to you.


“You had 10 years, 10 rounds to prepare [against Shields], and couldn’t even do it. You better kiss my feet and be happy I came to the ring to give you an opportunity. I’m better than you, I’m more diverse than you.”

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