Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs Savannah Marshall Betting Odds and Prediction

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Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs Savannah Marshall Preview July 1st, 2023

Savannah Marshall of Hartlepool, England challenges Franchon Crews-Dezurn of Norfolk, Virginia for Crews-Dezurn’s WBC/WBO/IBF and WBA Women’s Super Middleweight Titles this Saturday, July 1st. The 10-rounder from Manchester, England can be seen live in America on ESPN+ while fans in the UK and Ireland can catch it on Sky Sports Action. Marshall last fought in October against undefeated Claressa Shields for the undisputed Middleweight Championship and dropped a 10-round unanimous decision and lost her WBO Crown. Crews-Dezurn last fought in April, 2022 when she beat Elin Cederroos via unanimous decision to take her IBF and WBA Belts and unify the super middleweight division.


Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Franchon Crews-Dezurn +300
  • Savannah Marshall -400


The 33-year-old Marshall enters the bout with an impressive mark of 12-1 with 10 Ko’s and has boxed 54 rounds since turning pro in 2018. She enjoyed a fine amateur career and boxed at the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro but failed to take home a medal. However, she did capture numerous Commonwealth, European and World medals and amateur titles including gold at the 2012 World Championships and bronze at the 2016 World Championships. Marshall considered giving up the sport following her 2016 Olympic disappointment but turned pro with Floyd Mayweather’s promotional stable and after just one fight signed with Hennessy Sports.

She started boxing at the age of 12 and is trained by Peter Fury, an uncle of Tyson Fury. Marshall stands just under six-feet-tall but unfortunately has an unlisted reach. She reportedly went 61-16 as an amateur with no Ko’s but has stopped 10 of her 13 pro opponents for a highly impressive knockout ratio of 76.9 per cent. Marshall captured the vacant WBO Middleweight Belt in October, 2020 by stopping Hannah Rankin in the seventh round and defended it three times before losing it to Shields.

The 36-year-old Crews-Dezurn carries around a record of 8-1 with 2 Ko’s to her name and has boxed 68 rounds since making her pro debut in 2016. She stands 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 72-inch reach so gives up 3.5-inches in height to Marshall. She’s a fine boxer but lacks in the power department as her current knockout ratio sits at just 20 per cent. Her lone defeat came in her pro debut when he was beaten by Claressa Shields via a four-round unanimous decision.

As an amateur, she was beaten by Mary Spencer in the quarter finals of the 2011 Pan American Games in the  light heavyweight division. She also fought as a light heavyweight at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2012 where she lot to Yuan Meiqing in the final and took home a silver medal. She also won a bronze medal at the 2016 AIBA Championship as a light heavyweight. Crews-Dezurn, grew up wanting to be a singer and once appeared on the American Idol television program. However her boxing career has worked out just fine.

She beat Maricela Cornejo by majority decision in September, 2018 for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title and beat her in a rematch a year later by unanimous decision to add the vacant WBO Title. In January, 2020 Crews-Dezurn was edged by Alejandra Jimenez by split decision but the result was changed to a no decision as Jimenez failed pre-fight drug test and lost the belts, as they were given back to Crews-Dezurn. as mentioned, she then won the IBF and ABA versions by beating Cederroos last year.


Both women are fine boxers with Marshall having the edge in age, size and power and arguably experience. She will also be fighting in her homeland where the judging is often disgraceful. With Crews-Dezurn lacking in power she’s going to need to dominate Marshall on the inside to try to win a  decision. She’ll give it a good shot, but I see Marshall leaving the ring as the new undisputed Super Middleweight Champion.

Marshall is in her prime, has more power and is fighting at home.

Play: Marshall -400 @

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