Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall ‘overjoyed’ as new date set for world title fight

A new date has been announced for Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall’s world title fight.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 4:39 pm
Savannah Marshall.

The 29-year-old former amateur world champion had been set to take on Scotland’s Hannah Rankin for the vacant WBO Middleweight world title in Peterborough on Saturday, October 17.

But the fight was postponed when Savannah’s trainer Peter Fury tested positive for Covid-19.

She will now fight Rankin on Saturday, October 31, on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk versus Derek Chisora.

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Savannah said: “Honestly it has been a dream to have this fight rescheduled so quickly.

“After the past week I’ve just been overjoyed with the news. I couldn’t have asked for a better or bigger platform than on the Usyk vs Chisora bill.

“It was frustrating that the fight fell through, but it’s one of those things. There was nothing I could have done about it.

"Peter is okay which is the main thing.”

Hartlepool-born Savannah, who previously boxed for Headland Amateur Boxing Club, won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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