Savannah Marshall reacts after confirmation of Fire & Fury undercard bout

Savannah Marshall can't wait to get back in the ringSavannah Marshall can't wait to get back in the ring
Savannah Marshall can't wait to get back in the ring
Hartlepool-born Savannah Marshall is itching to get back in the ring after her bout on the Fire & Fury undercard was confirmed.

Marshall will box against a yet to be named opponent at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday, 27 October.

The bout will form part of the undercard to the main event of 'Fire & Fury', which sees IBF #2-rated heavyweight contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev face Britain’s IBF #5-rated Hughie Fury in a 12-round elimination fight for the right face the winner of the September 22 showdown between champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Alexander Povetkin.

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That Hartlepool-born boxer trains in the same Bolton gym as Fury, and will be looking to maintain her unbeaten record in what will be a fourth professional outing.

The 27-year-old, currently ranked seventh in the world, has already defeated Sydney LeBlanc and secured knockout victories over Ester Konecna in May and Alejandra Ayala in June of this year.

And now she can't wait to get back in the ring and keep building momentum.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring,” she admitted.

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“We’re around five weeks away now from the fight and these last few weeks of training are going to be the hardest. I’m getting fitter and stronger each day and I’m excited about fighting again.”

“I’ve had three fights and three wins so I’m looking to keep the momentum going and push forward. I also want to show that I’ve improved since those last three performances. It gives me confidence knowing how hard I’ve trained and I’m going to take that into the ring on October 27th."

Speaking about her potential opponent, Savannah said: “Of course it would help to know who my opponent is but at this stage of my career it isn’t crucial.

"I’ve only had three professional fights and I’m not on the world stage yet, so really, I’m just looking to improve as a boxer. I’m still in the early stages of my career and I’m concentrating on my own preparation."

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As well as training alongside Hughie, Marshall is trained by his father, Peter - and she believes he is having a deep impact on her performances.

And the new experiences brought by Fury senior seem to be aiding the North East native in her quest to land the 'ultimate goal' of a world title.

“It’s been a great experience to train with Peter [Fury] and Hughie [Fury]," added Marshall.

"It’s been a different experience to when I was an amateur and part of the Team GB set up for eight years. I thought I’d seen everything at Team GB but some of the things Peter has us doing are really eye opening.”

“I just want to be the best boxer I can possibly be. I would love to be a professional who walks away with something. A world title is the ultimate goal.”