Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall's world title fight delayed by coronavirus measures

Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall’s first professional world title fight that was set to take place in April has been delayed because of coronavirus.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 11:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 4:18 pm

The ‘Silent Assassin’ was due to go toe to toe in the ring with Brazilian-born Kiwi Geovana Peres for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship belt on April 4 at Newcastle Arena.

But the fight has become the latest sporting event to be hit by measures to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers Matchroom Boxing have postponed all its events in March and April including Lewis Ritson versus Miguel Vazquez which also was to include Savannah’s fight against Perez.

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Savannah Marshall (left) in the ring.

It has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27.

Matchroom said: “The health and safety of the boxers, staff, event contractors and fans involved with our events is the top priority for Matchroom Boxing and we thank everyone for their understanding.”

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