SAVANNAH MARSHALL will return to the ring at the end of this month, with her trainer, Peter Fury, targeting a World title fight at the start of next year.

Marshall has claimed five wins out of five since stepping out of the amateur ranks, with her professional debut having come on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s super fight with Conor McGregor almost two years ago.

She signed off for 2018 by claiming the WBA Inter-Continental Super-Middleweight title courtesy of a ten-round win over the previously-unbeaten Yanina Orozco, and will ease her way into her 2019 campaign with a six-round contest at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on May 25.

The fight, which will be televised on Channel Five, will be something of a warm-up for the tougher tests that will lie in store later in the year, with Fury hoping to guide Marshall towards a World title contest in the not-too-distant future.

“If we can get her another four or five fights before this year is through, she’ll be ready for any of the middleweight or super-middleweight World champions early next year at the latest,” said Fury. “She’ll be a multi-weight World champion.”

Marshall was one of Britain’s most successful female fighters at amateur level, winning a World Championships title as well as a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

The Hartlepool fighter has made a relatively low-key introduction to the professional ranks in comparison to the likes of Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor, but Fury does not expect her to continue flying under the radar for long.

“Savannah’s going to be a spectacular addition to women’s boxing,” said Fury, who helped groom his nephew, Tyson, and son, Hughie, to World glory. “She doesn’t mess around.

“She’s spiteful in her punches, exciting, always looks to break opponents down. Believe me, she carries genuine knockout power.

“She also has a very good work-rate and is an excellent technician. For me, she ticks all the boxes, a complete fighter. I can’t fault her.”