British two – time Olympian and former world amateur champion, Savannah Marshall has turned professional and has signed to Mayweather Promotions.
The announcement was made last Thursday at the Gervonta Davis vs Liam Walsh press conference and the 25 year old from Hartlepool, UK described it as a “dream come true”.
She has appeared at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games and has won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Marshall becomes one of three females signed to Mayweather Promotions and the ‘Silent Assassin’ is the only woman to beat two – time Olympic champion, Claressa Shields.
Marshall had been supported by the Sky Academy Sports Scholarship since the London 2012 games and Tony Lester, head of Sky Scholarships, was clearly proud of her accomplishments thus far.
“This is a new and thrilling chapter for Savannah and I’m very very excited for her. The professional ranks will be a huge challenge and it will be tough taking herself away to the USA but I’m confident she can succeed if she gives it everything and uses all the talent she possesses.”
“I’ve seen her develop and mature as an individual inside and outside of the ring during her time on the Sky Academy Sports Scholarship scheme and I’d like to wish her all the very best of luck with her new adventures.”
Since the Rio games, Savannah Marshall took time out away from the ring to assess her options and focus oh her next goal. When speaking to Sky Sports in January, Marshall said, “This is a new year, it’s a new start, I’ve got a new outlook and I’m fired up for boxing.”
“I’m weighing up my options and I’m just very excited about the future. Boxing has made me who I am and whenever I go back to my home club in Hartlepool and do sparring, I just love it. I still always get butterflies inside my stomach.”