Savannah Marshall beats Sarah Scheurich to win Queens Cup title in Germany, golds too for Smith, Price and Cameron

Savannah Marshall
Savannah Marshall

Savannah Marshall gave her Olympic qualification a massive boost by clinching gold at the Queens Cup in Germany.

The Hartlepool boxer defeated Germany’s big hope Sarah Scheurich on a unanimous decision in the U75 kilo final in Stralsund.

Marshall dominated the clash with the world number seven to such an extent that she won the last two rounds by a 10-8 margin.

This result could not have come at a better time for the 24-year-old with the 2016 World Championships exactly three months away.

The worlds are one of two qualifying tournaments for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.

Marshall produced one of the stand-out displays on a golden night for Great Britain at the Phoenix Centre in northern Germany.

England’s Nina Hughes-Smith won the U57 kilo division when she beat Russia’s Tatiana Zrazhevskaia on a split decision.

Fellow English girl Chantelle Cameron won the U60 kilo crown by the same result against Agnes Alexiusson, from Sweden.

Lauren Price clinched the U69 kilo gold after the Welsh southpaw defeated Russia’s Darima SAndakova.

There were bronze medals for Tanya Dady (U48) and Stacey Copeland (U69).