News | May 18 2017

Floyd Mayweather: Why I signed Savannah Marshall

Floyd Mayweather explains why he'll promoter former GB amateur, the 'Silent Assassin,' Savannah Marshall
Savannah Marshall
Floyd Mayweather and Savannah Marshall pose for a photo  |  Andrew Couldridge/Action Images

AT a press conference packed with incident, one of the most surprising revelations of Floyd Mayweather’s current visit to the UK is that he is signing former GB amateur Savannah Marshall.

Marshall, the “Silent Assassin,” is a two-time Olympian, only the second World gold medallist British amateur boxing has ever had and remains the only boxer to have beaten America’s double Olympic gold medallist, Claressa Shields.

Mayweather himself explained why he signed Marshall. “I signed because I’m supposed to sign her. I’m supposed to sign her. She’s remarkable, she’s unbelievable. She’s an Olympian, a champion, she deserves to be with us,” he said.

Savannah Marshall
2016 Rio Olympics – Boxing – Quarterfinal – Women’s Middle (75kg) Quarterfinals Bout 245 – Riocentro – Pavilion 6 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. Nouchka Fontijn (NED) of Netherlands reacts after winning her bout against Savannah Marshall (GBR) of Britain. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra