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Savannah Marshall Turns Pro, Inks Promotional With Mayweather

By Elliot Foster, video by Declan Taylor

Savannah Marshall is the latest emerging star to join Floyd Mayweather's growing stable.

The former world amateur champion, who was recently released by Team GB, is to turn professional under the watchful eye of Mayweather Promotions, headed by the 49-0 legend.

Marshall, 25, is the second female fighter to sign with 40-year-old Mayweather, joining LaTondria Jones, the super-welterweight who is 5-0 with two early since turning to the paid code in October 2015.

She was the Commonwealth Games champion at Glasgow 2014 and ‘The Silent Assassin’ also won Britain's first women's boxing world championships.

Further details regarding the professional switch of Marshall are to be revealed in due course.

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IN OTHER NEWS: Floyd Mayweather protégé Gervonta Davis says he wants to become boxing’s next superstar but must first get past Cromer’s Liam Walsh.

The 22-year-old from the mean streets of Baltimore will make the first defence of his IBF super-featherweight world title when he steps into a British ring for the first time to take on the undefeated Walsh, live this Saturday night on BoxNation.

In his dazzling stoppage win over Jose Pedraza earlier this year to win his world title, ‘Tank’ as Davis is nicknamed, showcased all the tools needed to reach the very pinnacle of the sport and sees Walsh as just another step towards reaching that goal.

“It’s been pretty good since winning the world title. I’m actually staying level headed, staying focused. Getting the world title is a step closer to where I want to be,” said Davis.

“Having a belt is cool, but I’m trying to do more in the sport. I want to be the next star of boxing. I want to do more in the sport. This is just one more step to me,” he said.

Preparing for his fight at the Copper Box Arena this weekend, Davis has been guided in the final part of his training camp by his promoter Mayweather, who has been sharing some words of wisdom with the 130-pounder.

“When I got back to Vegas, Floyd Mayweather was hands on more than usual, working with me in the gym late nights,” he said.

“I’ve been working extra hard. Having him back in the gym gives me that extra push and has my mind on another level.

“Having him in my corner makes me feel like I have that chance. I have one of the best in the business backing me. It means a lot. It makes me work harder,” Davis said.

30-year-old Walsh is no pushover himself and has stacked up 21 wins unbeaten, with 14 of those by knockout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NYG on 05-18-2017

Women's boxing, LOL

Comment by 1chase on 05-18-2017

Claressa Shields!!!!!! Floyd should reach out if he hasn't already. She'd put all these girls to sleep. And she's from Michigan!

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