SAVANNAH Marshall was today set to take the adulation of her home town when being paraded at Victoria Park – but it will be back to work on Monday for the Hartlepool boxer.
The Commonwealth Games champion was set to show off her gold medal ahead of the Pools v Bury match after the club invited their neighbour to the Vic.
Marshall has enjoyed two weeks off following her triumph in Glasgow though she was busy yesterday when she extended her sponsorship deal with Camerons Brewery.
But on Monday she is back to doing what she does best as she pulls on her gloves again.
“It’s been nice being off, seeing my family and friends and having a breather after the Commonwealths,” said the 23-year-old.
“It had been a long build-up to the competition and then I had four bouts in five days in Glasgow.
“But I knew it was only going to be a short break because I’ve now got to start the build up to the World championships.”
Marshall will go to South Korea as the reigning World title holder and the global number one at middleweight.
The Headland ABC star can’t wait to returning to Sheffield on Monday to get down to work with the Great Britain coaches at the English Institute of Sport.
“I’m looking forward to it,” she told SportMail.
“In the middle of September I am off to Kazakhstan for 10 days for a multi-nation training camp and then in November we are going to Japan for a camp ahead of the Worlds.
“The World Championships then start in the middle of November, in South Korea, so there is plenty to look forward to and a fair bit of travelling too.
“I can’t wait to see my teram-mates as well on Monday.
“The reaction from my fellow boxers has been great.
“We all live together in Sheffield and I see them more than I do my friends at home and we are all very close.
“It was nice for so many of us to get a medal, out of a team of 11 at the Commonwealth Games, seven of us medalled - which was fantastic.
“There was some downs, of course, but there was more ups within the group and it was nice to enjoy my success with others who had also done so well.”
After being at the Vic today, the world number one is attending Headland ABC’s presentation night this evening at the Duke of Cleveland pub.
And the girl from Dyke House said she was grateful; for all the back she has received.
“I’d just like to thank everyone in town for their support, everyone from my club, especially to my coaches Tim Coulter and John Stubbs,” she said.
“Everyone who helped me out through sparring, training and supporting me and of course my sponsors Sky Sports and Camerons Brewery.”