Hartlepool's Savannah Marshall to make professional UK debut next month
Savannah Marshall is set to make her professional debut on home soil next month on the undercard of stablemate Hughie Fury's British Heavyweight title bid.
Hartlepool's former world amateur champion, GB Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist returns to the ring after a lengthy absence to box in the UK for the first time as a pro on May 12 at the Whites Hotel at Bolton Wanderers' Macron Stadium.
Marshall made her winning pro debut on the massive Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor undercard in Las Vegas in August last year.
And she will go again next month, hoping to make it 2-0 on the highly anticipated domestic dust up between Fury and current titlist Sam Sexton.
"I feel so excited to back in the ring," she said to Hennessy Sports.
"And I am especially excited to be back home in the UK where my family and fans can get to see me in action."
Marshall, nicknamed the Silent Assasin, trained for her first bout in the Fury's gym under the watchful eye of former Tyson Fury trainer Peter Fury, and will do so again this time out.
She admits she's not just excited to be boxing in front of a home crowd, but also on free-to-air TV, with the card set to be shown by Channel 5.
"Making my pro-debut on the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor card was absolutely incredible and an experience I will never ever forget. It doesn’t get any bigger than that and it has given me some great career experience for my future.
"However, I’m now back in the UK and it’s my first fight here since the GB Championships in November 2015 when I was an amateur and now I’m on a massive British Heavyweight title show that’s live on terrestrial TV on Channel 5."