Savannah Marshall has signed with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing
"There are some great fights out there for her, particularly Claressa Shields, who she defeated as an amateur."
Last Updated: 01/08/19 2:56pm
Britain's amateur world champion Savannah Marshall has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
The undefeated 28-year-old, trained by Peter Fury, has cruised to six straight wins since announcing herself in the professional ranks on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bill at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2017.
Marshall remains the only boxer to have beaten Claressa Shields, the current undisputed middleweight world champion, as the Brit fighter outpointed her American rival en route to winning gold at the world amateur championships in China in 2012.
With this platform I aim to show the boxing world another level to female boxing.
"I couldn't be happier to announce I'm teaming up with Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports, alongside my team-mate Hughie Fury and many other great fighters," said Marshall.
"I am blessed to be back working with Adam Smith who mentored me though my achievements in Team GB. I'd like to thank my coach Peter Fury, Mick Hennessy, Eddie Hearn, not forgetting MTK for making this dream a reality. With this platform I aim to show the boxing world another level to female boxing."
"I'm delighted to welcome Savannah to the team, it's another great signing," said Eddie Hearn. "I watched Savannah in the GB squad where she was an exceptional amateur winning gold in the first ever women's world championships and also represented GB in the 2012 Olympic Games.
"As a pro she has been faultless and is almost ready to take her shot at a world title. There are some great fights out there for her, particularly Claressa Shields, who she defeated as an amateur. Claressa has been a driving force behind the women's game and a rematch between the two would be great to watch."
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: "We're absolutely delighted that the next stage of Savannah Marshall's exciting career will be shown on Sky Sports. I know Savannah well, she was a Sky Sports Scholar for four years, and she's a fantastic talent.
"Savannah now has a perfect platform to showcase her skills with Sky Sports and Matchroom Boxing. Eddie has already guided Katie Taylor to undisputed world title glory - and now we'll also be following Savannah's rise towards a world title fight."