BREAKING NEWS: Savannah Marshall through to last eight of World Championships in China

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SAVANNAH Marshall has reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship after another stunning victory in China.

The Hartlepool fighter beat friend and rival Lotte Lien 13-2 in the last 16 in Qinhuangdao.

The result does not yet earn Marshall a place in the Olympics because of the high number of Europeans in the last eight, but it keeps the 20-year-old going in the right direction.

Today’s bout proved a straight-forward one for the Headland star who won every round.

Boxing out of the blue corner, as she had 24 hours earlier when she pulled off a sensational points victory over favourite Claressa Shields, Marshall made an unspectacular start, winning the opener 1-0.

But she found her rhythm in the final three rounds, winning them 4-1, 4-0 and 4-1 for a 13-2 victory, her third in a row against the 23-year-old Norwegian.

Marshall faces a tough quarter-final on Wednesday when she meets Chinese superstar Jinzi Li.

The home favourite defeated Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee 14-4 in her quarter-final today.