BOXXER partnership allows members to access exclusive tickets for Marshall-Shields
August 26, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing can today announce an exciting partnership with BOXXER that enables affiliated members to be at the most hotly-anticipated female professional fight of all time.
Former England Boxing National Amateur Champion, Savannah Marshall, will take on bitter enemy Claressa Shields for the undisputed world middleweight titles on what will be a historic night of ‘Legacy’ for the sport on Saturday 10th September.
And even though the groundbreaking event is expected to be a sell-out at The O2 in London, BOXXER – the next generation boxing promotion founded by Ben Shalom – has held exclusive tickets back specifically for England Boxing members to sit together.
BOXXER will also pledge to give back £5 from every seat sold to an England Boxing member to affiliated gyms across the country.
To help inspire the next generation, BOXXER feels it is important to remove any barriers for the amateur boxing community to attend these huge events.
They hope the ‘Legacy’ show, screened live and exclusively on Sky Sports, will be just the beginning of that.
England Boxing is the National Governing Body for the sport of Boxing in England and its vision, supported by BOXXER, is to ‘Inspire and Transform Lives Through Boxing’.
It currently oversees almost 1,000 clubs, 25,000 members and 100,000 recreational boxers across the country.
“This generous contribution from BOXXER will benefit England Boxing members enormously, enabling gyms to invest the donation towards much-need kit and equipment,” said England Boxing’s Head of Operations and Transformation, Charlie Ford.
“Fundamentally, it will help to inspire the next generation to participate in grassroots boxing – particularly among young female amateurs, where there is a real opportunity for the sport to grow.”
WBO world middleweight champion Marshall (pictured above boxing as an amateur), who won her national amateur title for Hartlepool Headland in 2009 at Under 69kg, said: “It’s a brilliant, groundbreaking initiative that I think a lot of young aspiring female boxers will benefit from.
“For them to know they have this kind of support and encouragement will mean a lot, because, in recent times, the sport has come a long way in celebrating its female participants.
“This move here with England Boxing is a way to continue that positive movement and lay the foundations for future amateurs, pros and world champions.”
Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, said: “We are proud to support England Boxing. Every professional fighter will tell you just how important their amateur story is to them, so it is important for today’s amateur boxers to have access to moments of such historic nature.
“10th September will be a historic night for boxing. The fighters will leave a lasting legacy for the sport, one that will inspire the next generation. It will be an event not to be missed.”
For more details on this exclusive ticket offering, clubs and members should check their emails for a newsletter from England Boxing which will contain info on how to book.
For general ticket enquiries, visit Boxxer.com