Savannah earns her just reward
HARTLEPOOL’S Savannah Marshall won on her professional boxing debut on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor when she earned a unanimous decision over Sydney LeBlanc in Las Vegas.
The 26-year-old British super-middleweight, who was signed by Mayweather Promotions earlier this year, convinced with her jab throughout the course of the four-round fight on Saturday to secure a 40-36, 40-36, 40-36 victory on the three judges’ scorecards.
America’s LeBlanc was hurt by a vicious jab early in the third round, but responded only with largely ineffective aggression as Marshall repeatedly demonstrated the rounded abilities that once made her such a promising amateur.
“I felt brilliant,” the two-time Olympian said afterwards at the T-Mobile Arena. “I’m really glad it was three-minute rounds because I prefer that over two-minute rounds.
“She was really tough like I knew she would be. I’m glad I got out of there with a win against a top-class opponent.”