Marshall set to face USA wonderkid in women’s world championships in China

Savannah Marshall
Savannah Marshall

SAVANNAH Marshall will face the winner of India v USA in the last 32 of the women’s world championship in China.

The Hartlepool fighter has not received the luck of the draw in Qinhuangdao – expected opponent on Monday, Claressa Shields from America, is rated as the favourite for gold.

Only 17, the teen sensation has won the USA and North American Continental titles AND beaten reigning world champ and number one, Canada’s Mary Spencer.

She must beat India’s Pooja Rani on Saturday but her progress through to a last 32 tie with Marshall looks a formality.

Savannah’s club coach, Tim Coulter, says Marshall is in no mood to concede defeat.

“Savannah is one of the best in the world herself and I am confident she can do it,” said the Headland ABC boss.

“To be the best you have to beat the best and Savannah has the talent and motivation to do it.

“She would love to go in there and prove people wrong.”

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