SAVANNAH Marshall is the undisputed world super-middleweight champion!

The Hartlepool boxer came out on top of a gruelling affair against American Franchon Crews-Dezurn in Manchester, getting the verdict by majory decision.

It was the perfect response to the defeat to Claressa Shields last time out and with her long-time rival ringside in Manchester, there's every chance a mouthwatering rematch will be next on the agenda for the Hartlepool fighter.

Marshall is unsurprisingly game. She's invited Shields up to super-middleweight, who in turn has told Marshall she'll have to travel.

"If Savannah comes to the USA, I will fight her at whatever weight she wants to fight at," Shields told Sky Sports.

Rather than immediately look ahead, Marshall will savour these moments in the aftermath of her hard-fought but deserved success over Crews-Dezurn.

"I can't describe how I feel at the minute," she said in the ring afterwards.

"It was even harder than I thought. I think I broke my hand on her head. She's a tough, tough woman.

"I thought she come on strong. Some of the rounds were close but I think I was catching her with too many good shots."

Two of the three judges agreed, scoring the fight 97-93 and 99-92 in Marshall's favour. The other scored it a draw.

Crews-Dezurn was the champion but the underdog. Not that she lacked confidence. She belted out the American national anthem in the ring and at the sound of the first bell it soon became clear she didn't intend to spoil and sit on the chest, as some had feared would be the case.

It was a close fight. Crews-Dazurn started well and used her power and strength throughout but Marshall landed the better and cleaner shots, particularly in the second half.

She'll sit down with trainer Peter Fury before deciding what comes next, but would welcome the Shields rematch.

"If she (Shields) wants it (the rematch), let's do it," she told Sky Sports.

"I'm sure she'll want to try and unify another division."