Savannah Marshall

Summarising an awe-inspiring career thus far is a challenge! Savannah discovered boxing at 12 when she joined the local Hartlepool Headland Boys Club after seeing a boy showing off his trophy in the street, she decided there and then, she wanted one! The club she joined was known has the Hartlepool Headland boys club. The name of the club alone would normally put females off from walking through the doors.

After a childhood of sparring with boys and showing she has what it takes the sign above the door was soon changed. An illustrious amateur career followed, including winning a World Title in China in 2012. Savannah then became a member of the Team GB Boxing squad, representing Great Britain at London 2012, and Rio 2016 Olympics. In 2014 she took Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Savannah turned professional in 2017, signed by US legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and subsequently made her pro debut in Nevada, USA. Returning to the UK later that year, she linked up with her long term trainer Peter Fury, and in 2019 she secured a promotional contract with industry leaders Matchroom. At the end of what was an uncertain year in 2020, Savannah became WBO middleweight World Champion defeating Hannah Rankin at Wembley Arena to take home the coveted belt! Savannah defended her title in London on April 10th beating Maria Lindberg convincingly with a stoppage win.

In September 2021 it was announced Marshall had signed a new exclusive deal with Sky Sports and up and promoter Boxxer. Her first fight under the new deal was with Lolita Muzeya in October 2021. The event took place at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle, with Savannah coming out on top in dominant fashion, stopping previously unbeaten Muzeya in round two to keep hold of the belt.

Savannah secured her WBO middleweight title against Femke Hermans in April 2022. In October 2022, Over two million viewers tuned into Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall making it the most-watched women’s professional boxing event in history and creating the biggest audience for a live women’s sport event ever on Sky. In October 2022, more than two million viewers tuned into watch Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall, making it the most-watched women’s professional boxing event in history. That headline fight created the biggest audience for a live women’s sport event ever on Sky Sports and it was also the first time London’s 02 was a 20,000 sell-out for an all-women card.