World Combat Games: Sky Scholar Savannah Marshall crowned middleweight champion
Savannah Marshall takes gold at World Combat Games after outclassing Qian Li in Thursday's middleweight final.
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Last Updated: 24/10/13 7:26pm
The Hartlepool boxer was in control from start to finish and won a unanimous decision in the four round contest, 40-36 on all three judges cards.
With Marshall using her snapping left-hand jab expertly, her Chinese opponent rarely got a look in and was caught time and again by the reigning World Champion's sharp combinations.
Marshall was far from happy after her quarter-final win as she claimed to have been bitten by her Brazilian counterpart but, in the final, Li seldom got close enough to even attempt such a thing.
As the fight went on it became clear that short of a knock-out, Marshall was heading for the gold medal and as the bell sounded at the end of the fourth round, the verdict was a mere formality.
Marshall was duly announced as the new champion and her performances throughout the week suggest it will take some special to stop her in the coming months.