Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall begins European championship bid

SAVANNAH Marshall begins her European Union championship bid tomorrow in Poland with a tough quarter-final test.

The Hartlepool boxer was a silver medallist in last year’s EU tournament in Budapest when she lost to a Hungarian in the final.

And tomorrow it will be Hungary again providing the opposition when she takes on Maria Kovacs.

It is a major obstacle for Marshall to clear in Katowice.

The 30-year-old is a two-time world champion and returned from last year’s event in Barbados with a bronze medal after going out in the U75 kilo semis at the Garry Sobers Arena.

Read more in today’s Mail.