Marshall-Rankin has postponed the invoice for Usyk-Chisora
Watch Usyk vs Chisora live at the Sky Sports Box Office on October 31st
Last update: 10/20/20 5:32 p.m.
Savannah Marshall meets Hannah Rankin on Usyk Chisora's account
Savannah Marshall's WBO title bout with Hannah Rankin has been postponed live at the Sky Sports Box Office on October 31 for the account of Oleksandr Usyk-Derek Chisora.
Marshall's trainer Peter Fury tested positive for Covid-19 last week, which forced the bout to be postponed on Saturday. Now she will compete for the vacant WBO middleweight belt on the same night as Usyk's heavyweight fight against Chisora against Rankin.
As a former amateur world champion, Marshall has welcomed the opportunity to take on her rivalry with Scottish Rankin on a grand stage for British boxing.
Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora meet on October 31st and it's not going to be a night for the faint of heart!
"To be honest, it was a dream to postpone this fight so quickly," said Marshall.
"After last week I was just overjoyed with the news. I couldn't have asked for a better or bigger platform than that on Usyk's score against Chisora.
"It was frustrating that the fight failed, but it's one of those things. I couldn't have done anything about it. Peter is fine, that was the main thing.
"My training won't change and, like any other training routine, it will be 10 days before a fight. It's not more personal to me as myself and Rankin are just two girls who can't wait for dust together."
Nothing changes for me. I will be crowned WBO middleweight champion on October 31st.
Rankin had expressed frustration with the postponement but remains confident that she will join the list of Scottish world titleholders.
"It's great that the fight has been postponed so quickly. Thanks to Eddie Hearn and Matchroom for sorting it all out," said Rankin.
"Nothing will change for me. I'll be crowned WBO middleweight champion on October 31st."
Marshall versus Rankin was added to an exciting night of action, with Lee Selby versus George Kambosos Jr. in a final eliminator for the IBF lightweight title, Tommy McCarthy battling Bilal Laggoune for the European cruiserweight belt, and Amy Timlin versus Carly Skelly for the Commonwealth super bantamweight Title.
Lee Selby aims for another world title fight on the Usyk Chisora bill
Adam Smith, Director of Boxing Development at Sky Sports, said: "It's fantastic news that Savannah Marshall's world title fight with Hannah Rankin has been quickly postponed for the Usyk Chisora bill that is fast becoming a night of unmissable action.
"Women's boxing has never been as strong as it is today. Ellie Scotney showed her talent last weekend. Now we can look forward to an all-British fight between Marshall and Rankin where the WBO middleweight belt is at stake. Savannah, a former Sky Scholar These polished amateur skills, but Rankin has more work experience – it's an exciting encounter.
"Lee Selby is also aiming for another world title depicted on a stacked card that also features Tommy McCarthy's European title fight before the focus on Usyk and Chisora, which promises to be a heavyweight classic!"
Watch Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora live at the Sky Sports Box Office on October 31st.