Messages of support and congratulations have been pouring in for Hartlepool boxer, Savannah Marshall, who is headng to Las Vegas.
The 25-year-old left the amateur game, ending her medal-laden association with the Great Britain squad, last year.
Now it has been announced she is turning professional after being signed by one of the biggest names in boxing, Floyd Mayweather.
Savannah described the venture as “a dream come true”, and hopes to become world middleweight champion as a professional.
She said she can’t wait to get started.
People in Hartlepool were quick to give the boxer their support, leaving messages of congratulations on the Mail’s Facebook page.
Sammy Prince said: “May the Wether change for you Savanna and become the champ we all know you’re capable of becoming. You will always be a legend in this town good luck golden girl x.”
Shirley Carruthers said: “Wow well done x.”
John Brown added: “Go girl good luck.”
Glenn Stoddart wrote: “Well done Savannah and Tim.”
Chris Leslie said: “Congratulations well deserved x.”
June Powell added: “Congratulations.”
Elaine Simpson said: “Well done savannah xx.”
Christine Zebedee added: “Well done Savanna and good luck xx.”
Alex Moore added: “Never met the girl, but well done. Great news.”
Kevin Readman said: “Good luck Savannah, we all know you are going to have a brilliant professional career. I’ll be following your rise to the top.”
Janet Purvis said: “Well done xx.”
Darius Alaric Oliver added: “Well done that girl.”
Matty Evans said: “All the way.”
Jackie Carroll added: “Well done x.”
Sally Burton wrote: “Yes Savannah. Bet Christine is over the moon. Congratulations.”
Jonathan Osborne said: “Well done Savannah Marshall.”
Mazza Walton said: “Well done chuck.”
Winnie Coulson added: “You go girl xx.”
Tony Leighton said: “Knockout.”
Lorraine Mincher added: “Well deserved so pleased for her x.”
Paul Johnson said: “Congratulations Savannah xxxxxxxx.”
Marie Oliver added: “Fantastic well done Savannah.”
Phil Maxwell Snr wrote: “Good luck Savannah.”