Fresh Savannah Marshall keen to get back out - but only after her birthday celebrations

Savannah Marshall on her way to victory over Ester Konecna.
Savannah Marshall on her way to victory over Ester Konecna.

Savannah Marshall is keen to get back out as soon as possible after making light work of her opponent on her professional UK debut.

The Hartlepool middleweight stopped Ester Konecna in the second round of their contest on Saturday night in Bolton.

And Marshall, now 2-0, admits she’s fresh and ready to go again, once she gets her birthday celebrations out the way.

“It is my birthday this week so I will have a week off and enjoy it,” said Marshall, who turns 27 on Saturday.

“I did a 10-week camp for two rounds so realistically I hope to be out as soon as possible.

“It has been hard work. Really hard work.

“I’m still used to being in the amateurs. You fight five times in six days. I’d be ready to go again in the morning.”

Reflecting on her performance at the weekend, Marshall said a few choice words from trainer Peter Fury made all the difference.

“My opponent got changed so many times but in the end I got Ester, who hadn’t been stopped. I watched her fights and I could see why she hadn’t, because she ran,” she said.

“I expected her to do that but she didn’t, she had a bit of a go.

“I went back to the corner and Peter told me I was rushing in with things, he told me to throw some lighter ones then come in with the heavy ones. And it worked as I got the stoppage in the second.”