Promoter Ben Shalom of Boxxer has indicated that undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields will not face Savannah Marshall or Natasha Jonas in her next fight.
Shields was in action back in October, when she picked up the biggest win of her career with unanimous decision win over Marshall to unify the middleweight division.
There was initially talk of having an immediate rematch between the two - but there was also talk of Shields dropping back to 154-pounds, to face Jonas for her WBO, WBC, IBF titles.
According to Shalom, Shields is not interested in having her next fight take place in the UK.
"We offered her a rematch [with Marshall] in the UK, she doesn't want to fight in the UK which is fair enough," Shalom told Sky Sports.
"I think that they're looking at an option in the US, hopefully on Sky. It won't be Jonas and it won't be Marshall. We made the offer that we needed to for her to come back for the rematch and it was turned down. I think the general point is she doesn't want to fight in the UK next."
Shalom still expects a Shields vs. Marshall rematch to happen down the line.
"It will happen. To be fair she [Shields] feels it isn't the right time," Shalom said. "It's not the natural time for it. Maybe the rematch is at 168lbs where it's a bit more even. We are likely to announce a big fight for Savannah in the next week."
Shalom will also be finalizing a fight for Jonas, for a date in May or June.
"She will have another fight," he said. "We think we've got a big fight for her. Probably announce that within the next week. We will have big news for both of them [Marshall and Jonas] in the next week or so."
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