Peter Fury frustrated with late postponement of Savannah Marshall’s bout against Claressa Shields

Savannah Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury was left frustrated with the postponement of Saturday’s world middleweight championship fight against Claressa Shields.

The British Boxing Board of Control made the decision to cancel all of this weekend's scheduled tournaments out of respect to the Queen, with the historic all-female O2 Arena bill its most high-profile casualty. 

The decision was announced almost two hours following the scheduled weigh-in for the contest, which promoters Boxxer had said would take place behind closed doors while the status of the contest remained in doubt.

Since then, it has been confirmed that the event will be pushed back to October 15, and will remain at the O2 Arena in London.

Fury tweeted: "(Savannah Marshall) has not eaten for 24-plus hours - been nice to announce this earlier, it's on, it's off etc. Not good for fighters."

However, Fury did add his sympathy for the promoters and added in response to the Board's announcement: "When things are out of your control we must move forward. Main thing right now is to show our deepest respects to the queen and their family".

Promoter Ben Shalom added: "This is an unprecedented moment in our history and our sincere thoughts are primarily with the Royal Family and the nation at this time. Out of respect, the British Boxing Board of Control has decided to postpone Saturday's show.

"A provisional date for Saturday, 15th October at The O2 is being worked on by all parties to stage this unique and historical night of celebration for women's sport at a more appropriate time."

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