Glasgow 2014: Savannah Marshall targets Commonwealth gold

Savannah Marshall
Marshall won EU gold in 2013 and wants to add the Commonwealth gold to her honours

Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall wants to make up for her Olympic 2012 disappointment with success at next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Marshall, 23, was the 2012 world middleweight champion prior to the Games but bowed out with a shock defeat by Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova.

She comes into the Commonwealths on the back of an EU gold in 2013.

"I want the gold, so I'm hoping I can prove it to myself that I can do it," Marshall said.

"It's another big event and I always aim to achieve my best."

Since beginning her boxing journey at the age of 12 and reaching her first final in 2010, Marshall has emerged as a major middleweight prospect.

The training and graft has become a labour of love for the boxer, one of three called up for the Games.

"I love it and I enjoy the training," Marshall added. "If you don't love it and enjoy it you're never going to get anywhere."