Savannah Marshall outlines how Peter Fury helped turn her into world champion

Savannah Marshall has credited trainer Peter Fury with transforming her from amateur standout to professional world champion.

Marshall became the first British world amateur champion in 2012 and repeated her feat eight years later in the paid ranks.

A seventh-round stoppage of Scotland's Hannah Rankin last month saw Marshall crowned WBO middleweight ruler.

And she believes the influence of Fury – uncle to Tyson and dad to Hughie – has been a major factor.

I feel like my confidence… I don't know how it has come about because I know the Furys have a certain persona but Peter is a really sweet man," Marshall told Mirror Fighting.

He's really kind and very respectful and I don't know where this confidence come from… maybe it is from knocking about with the Furys.

I think me being confident in my skills because training with Peter, he gives you an answer for everything.

There was a time when I first started training with him and I was your typical amateur, hands above my temple and walking forward and backwards in straight lines.

I remember him saying to put my hands down and to me that was totally alien, it felt so uncomfortable, but I've been with Peter for over three years now and me putting my hands up is more uncomfortable now.

I have less movement and my reactions are a lot quicker when my hands are down and when I bring them up to block shots.

With Peter coaching me and in my corner, I feel like I have an answer to everything because I have so much trust in him.

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