Not that Savannah Marshall needed a resurgence in her career. However, back-to-back failed attempts at grabbing an Olympic medal pushed Marshall to the brink and brought her to a point where she thought of quitting the sport.
This was back in 2016 after Marshall failed to secure a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, falling prey to Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands. This was the second straight time that Marshall was looked at as the favorite to win the medal. Back in 2012, she was the reigning world champion in the middleweight division, having secured a win over the sensational Claressa Shields.
However, when it came to the 2012 London Olympics, Marshall dropped a decision loss to Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan in the quarter-finals.
“After 2016 I was going to quit all boxing, I did not love boxing in any way, I hated it, it was getting me down.” Marshall has said.
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It was only when she turned pro that life changed for Savannah Marshall. Moreover, under the tutelage of Peter Fury, Marshall couldn’t have asked for more.
“Once I turned pro everything became a bonus, I have exceeded everything expected of me and the nervous have been swapped for excitement.”
“All the hard work now is in the gym, the hard spars. I drive there thinking ‘oh God, what is Peter going to have me doing today, Shall I just say I have had a crash!” Marshall says.
Savannah Marshall’s transition to professional boxing has been sensational
Peter Fury is professional boxer Hughie Fury’s father and the uncle of Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King has spoken very highly of his uncle, and despite a controversial past remains loyal to Peter Fury. “If I wasn’t with Peter, I wouldn’t be in boxing. I wouldn’t train with anyone else.” Tyson Fury has said.