Savannah Marshall is a British professional boxer who stands at a height of 5 feet and 11½ inches. The Hartlepool, Durham County native, who has held the WBO female middleweight title since 2020, is the first British female world champion, a feat she accomplished by securing gold at the 2012 World Championships.
As of October 2020, she is ranked as the world’s second best active female middleweight by BoxRec and the fifth active super middleweight by The Ring. It is no wonder Marshall has been nicknamed the ‘silent assassin’ because of her conservative nature and shyness.
Savannah Marshall Profile Summary
- Full Name: Savannah Rose Marshall
- Nickname: Silent Assassin
- Date of Birth: May 19, 1991
- Place of Birth: Hartlepool, United Kingdom
- Ethnicity: British
- Nationality: United Kingdom
- Education: English Martyrs School, Hartlepool College
- Profession: Boxer
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Height: 5 feet 11½ inches (182 cm)
- Instagram: @savmarshall
How Tall is Savannah Marshall?
Savannah Marshall’s height is listed at 5 feet and 11½ inches. When converted to the metric system, it is 182 cm or 1.8 m. The boxer is a couple of inches taller than her rival, Claressa Shields, who has an estimated height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Where is Savannah Marshall From?
Savannah Marshall is from Hartlepool, a port town in Durham county in the United Kingdom. She developed an interest in boxing at the age of 12 after seeing a boy show off his trophy in the streets. She then joined a local Hartlepool headland club that did not have girl’s training incorporated at the time. Despite this and the constant attempt to discourage Marshall, she remained resilient and never left the club.
Marshall kept training, and when she got out and visited other boxing gyms, she remained determined to spar even though she couldn’t get a training partner. She attended the English Martyrs School in her hometown, after which she proceeded to Hartlepool college, where she got a BTEC national diploma in Sports, graduating with distinction.
What is Marshall’s Net Worth?
Savannah Marshall is estimated to have a net worth of about $5 million. Her primary source of income is her boxing profession. It is unclear if she has any other means of income.
Savanna’s Medal Record
Savannah Marshall’s Amateur and Professional Career
Back in 2012, Savannah Marshall became a sensation after winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. This was after her win at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao. When she was defeated 16–12 by Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan in her opening quarter-final bout, many felt the pressure and expectation was too much for an amateur like her to handle at the time.
Interestingly, Marshall remains the only boxer to have ever defeated Claressa Shields, the middleweight women’s gold medallist in the 2012 Olympics, in a fight. This happened in the 2nd round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The two women are to fight for an undisputed title at the London O2 arena.
After losing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Marshall stated she went through a dark period. However, Floyd Mayweather was quick to identify the talent in her, and he signed her as a professional. Savannah Marshall made her professional debut at super middleweight on the Undercard of The Money Fight, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, on the 26th of August, 2017. She defeated Sydney LeBlanc by unanimous decision 40–36 in a four-round bout.
She lifted the WBA super-middleweight Inter-continental title in Sofia, Bulgaria, after winning all 10 rounds to claim a comfortable points victory over Yanina Orozco. Some weeks after her pro debut in Las Vegas, Marshall decided to split from Mayweather Promotions. According to her, she left on good terms.
When is Marshall’s Next Fight?
Savannah Marshall’s next fight is highly anticipated as she is going to fight for an undisputed title against Claressa Shields, an American professional boxer and mixed martial artist whom she defeated during their days as amateurs. The fight will hold on September 10 at London’s O2 arena.
When asked about her preparations for the fight in an interview, she said, “I cannot wait. I’ve been waiting for this since I turned pro. I’ve waited for this for five or six years, and now it’s here.”
How Many Belts does Savannah Marshall Have?
Savannah Marshall holds The WBO belt, a title which she won against Hannah Rankin in 2020 and which she has subsequently defended three times. The Shields-Marshall fight coming up in September will unify all four of the major world titles at 160lbs, which means if Savannah Marshall wins, she’ll have more belts in her possession.
Marshall remains unbeaten as a pro and has won all her world title fights from a distance.