Marshall makes final of European Union Championship

WINNER: Savannah Marshall
WINNER: Savannah Marshall

SAVANNAH Marshall is through to the final of the European Union Championship in Hungary.

The Hartlepool boxer today clinched a unanimous points victory over teenage Swede Love Holgersson in her U75 kilo semi-final in Keszthely.

Marshall, who beat Poland’s Lidia Fidura in a scrappy quarter-final on Thursday night, produced a great display in an entertaining contest with Holgersson.

The World Champion now faces arch-rival Nouchka Fontijn in Saturday’s final.

The Headland ABC middleweight will be out to avenge a 2011 European Championship semi-final defeat in Rotterdam by the Dutch girl.

Marshall was one of three GB winners in the semis today with Olympic champion Nicola Adams and Lisa Whiteside going through, though there was defeat for Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas in the lightweight category.