Savannah Marshall successfully defended her WBO middleweight title against Femke Hermans. Picture by Martin Swinney.

Savannah Marshall-Femke Hermans in pictures: Iconic images as Hartlepool fighter defends her WBO middleweight title in Newcastle

It was a showcase evening for Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall.

By Joe Ramage
Monday, 4th April 2022, 2:36 pm

Marshall produced another emphatic stoppage as she defeated Femke Hermans inside three rounds at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.

Marshall headlined Boxxer’s bill and did not disappoint her North East supporters as she inflicted a devastating knockout on Belgian Hermans to defend her WBO middleweight belt.

The 30-year-old backed Hermans onto the ropes late in the third round before unleashing a stunning left hand to send the Belgian tumbling to the canvass and remain undefeated.

And Marshall did so in front of the watching Claressa Shields with the pair now set to collide in the summer.

Shields and Marshall are longtime rivals dating back to their time as amateurs with Marshall the only blemish on the American’s CV.

And now, with Marshall clearing her final hurdle in Hermans, the pair look set to finally lock up later this year.

You can look back on the action from Marshall’s stunning win over Hermans in our gallery via Martin Swinney.

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