Savannah Marshall perfectly positioned for boxing success

SHE'LL BE BACK: Savannah Marshall
SHE'LL BE BACK: Savannah Marshall

SAVANNAH Marshall is “perfectly positioned” to strike Olympic gold in four years’ time.

That is the view of Great Britain Boxing performance director Rob McCracken.

Marshall suffered Olympic heartache earlier this week when her Games debut ended in defeat against Marina Volnova, of Kazakhstan.

But Marshall – still just 21-years-old – has been backed to return even stronger in Brazil in 2016.

“She’s young,” said McCracken of the Hartlepool boxer who won the World Championship middleweight gold in May.

“Brazil’s four years away, she’ll be 24 or 25 by the time that comes round and I’m sure she’ll be perfectly positioned for that.”

USA’s Claressa Shields won the gold at the ExCel Arena when she outfought world number one Nadezda Torlopova, from Russia, the teenage American winning 19-14.

Marshall beat both boxers on the way to world gold in China.

“It didn’t happen for Savannah [in London],” said McCracken.

“It didn’t flow for her and it’s one of those things.

“She’ll be able to put it right in the future.”