Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall relishing world title chance

Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall has been handed a world title fight less than three years after turning professional.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 5:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 3:09 am
Savannah Marshall celebrates beating Ester Konecna during their Super middleweight bout at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton in May 2018. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

The ‘silent assassin’ will face Brazilian-born Kiwi Geovana Peres in the ring for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship on April 4 at Newcastle Arena.

Savannah, 28, took to social media to say she was thrilled at the prospect.

Following the announcement she said on Twitter: “Absolutely thrilled to say I’m fighting for a World title!”

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Since turning pro in 2017, the former Headland ABC amateur star’s career has got off to a brilliant start winning all of her first eight fights, six of them by knock out.

In October, Savannah beat Ashleigh Curry in the third round at Newcastle Arena. New Zealander Peres, 43, is the current holder of the title that will be on the line on an Eddie Hearn-promoted card.

The show will be headlined by Matchroom Boxing's Lewis Ritson against Miguel Vazquez.