Super Savannah Marshall through to Commonwealth Games semi-final after beating Pearl Morake

WINNER: England's Savannah Marshall
WINNER: England's Savannah Marshall

SAVANNAH Marshall is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games afteran imperious win over Botswana’s Pearl Morake.

The Hartlepool boxer reached the last four in style with a unanimous points verdict in the last of the quarter-finals.

The Georgia judge marked it 40-36 while it was more emphatic from the judges from Brazil and Argentina who scored it 40-35.

Marshall will now face Nigeria’s Edith Ogoke in the semi-final on Friday night with Canada’s Ariane Fortin and Lauren Price, from Wales, meeting in the other last four contest.

The Headland ABC star had got the ring rust out of her system in the first round win over India’s Pooja Rani and tonight at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre she was totally dominant in bout 200 of the Commonwealth Games.

Her quick and accurate jab never missed, nor did the sharp left hooks to the head and body of the outclassed Morake.

It was to be the pattern of the entire four rounds – Marshall’s rapid and pinpoint shots delivering a boxing lesson to the 25-year-old, from Botswana.

In the previous contest, Ogoke won an old-fashioned brawl against Sri Lanka’s Shiromali Weeramathne by a unanimous decision.

And in the top half the draw, Fortin was too quick and too clever for New Zealand’s Magan Maka, the Canadian winning on a unanimous verdict.

Price showed that she will be a match for Fortin by outboxing Australian champ Kaye Scott for another unanimous result.