Franchon Crews-Dezurn hopes for Savannah Marshall rematch next

Franchon Crews-Dezurn was counted out by everyone, but herself and her team.

Crews-Dezurn became a two-time world champion on Friday night at the Caribe Royale from Orlando, Florida, when the eight-to-one underdog defeated undefeated Shadasia Green.

Crews-Dezurn is the former undisputed super middleweight world champion. She would lose that title to Savannah Marshall. Yet, despite her accolades, the 36-year-old, known as ‘The Heavy Hitting Diva’ might have crafted her biggest win to date. Crews-Dezurn defied the odds to shock the world. 

“You guys saw me at my lowest in the U.K., but I still held my head high, and high hopes for myself,” said the newly crowned champion Crews-Dezurn. “I am here to entertain you guys, I am here to fight for legacy and you always need that one character that going to give y’all entertainment - that’s me!”

“I am a top dog with underdog mentalities. It is not anything new to me [being doubted], and they don’t have to believe in me, I believe in myself and I am blessed to have a team that believes in me."

As for the feud with Green that was seen prior to the bout, Crews-Dezurn stated clearly that is no longer ongoing. 

“Cause and effect. I am big enough [to admit] what I did, and she apologized for what she did, but at the end of the day we are two young women pushing for something. Her goal was to get her name out there, and people to know who she is. She has accomplished that. She has a great future, she is a good fighter. I have no ill will towards her."

Crews-Dezurn is managed by Peter Kahn. A man who knows a thing or two about major upsets. Kahn was part of George Kambosos Jnr’s historic run that saw him defeat Teofimo Lopez to become the undisputed world champion. It appears the next goal for Green is to head overseas and challenge Savannah Marshall again.

“We are going to take the DMV [Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia] over to the U.K.”