Savannah Marshall: Watch Hartlepool boxer and Nicola Adams in World Championship semi-finals

Savannah Marshall is set to take on Nouchka Fontijn for a place in the World Championship final.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 12:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 1:18 pm
Savannah Marshall will meet Nouchka Fontijn in Astana this afternoon

Marshall has already qualified for the Olympics in Rio but will now be looking to go for gold tomorrow – providing she can get beyond her rival from the Netherlands in this afternoon’s middleweight semi.

The Headland ABC star has lost her last three contests with the number two seed, but another pertinent stat is that Savannah has yet to drop a round in Kazakhstan.

Nicola Adams will join Marshall in the semi-finals of the AIBA Women’s World Championships.

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Times are approximate but Nicola is expected to box home star Zhaina Shekerbekova at 2pm and Savannah meets Fontijn at 3,45pm.