Wins in Germany give Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall boost ahead of Women’s World Championship

MORE WINS: Savannah Marshall
MORE WINS: Savannah Marshall

SAVANNAH Marshall will head off to the World Championships with another success under her belt.

The Hartlepool boxer followed up gold at the Commonwealth Games with two more wins in a more low-key event in Germany.

Marshall was part of a GB squad tuning up for the worlds which will be held in South Korea next month.

“Germany went really well,” said the 23-year-old when Great Britain unveiled their four-strong team at Sheffield yesterday.

“I wasn’t really that keen on going to be honest.

“It was a bit of a last-minute thing to go and I wasn’t sure that I needed to be having any fights.

“But I had not had a bout since the Commonwealths in August so fighting in the little tournament in Germany actually blew a few cobwebs away.

“In the end, I was glad I went.

“I had two proper bouts and two wins, against Sweden and Morocco, and I got something out of it.”

Marshall is part of a new-look team which leaves the UK tomorrow.

There is no Nicola Adams, the Olympic champion, or Natasha Jonas, who are both recovering from surgery.

Lisa Whiteside will box at flyweight with Chantelle Cameron at lightweight while Sandy Ryan, from GB Boxing’s Podium Potential squad, has been picked at light-welter.

“I’ll miss both girls, of course,” said the Headland ABC star.

“All the tournaments I’ve ever been to, they’ve been there with me.

“But we have a good team and I’m looking forward to it.”

The quartet will be joined by 2014 European Championship silver medallist, Stacey Copeland, who has been selected by England Boxing at welter.

All five English women will travel together and prepare for the tournament at a training camp in Japan along with the Wales team of lightweight, Charlene Jones, and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Lauren Price, at middleweight.

Since being established in April 2010, women from the GB Boxing squad have won 11 medals at five major international competitions, Marshall being at the forefront of that success.

GB Boxing’s performance director, Rob McCracken, said: “The team has a good blend of youth and experience.

“We are looking to build on the success that our women boxers have enjoyed in recent years.”