12 Feb 2020

Peres to defend world title

2:10 pm on 12 February 2020

History making New Zealand boxer Geovana Peres will defend her WBO World Light Heavyweight title against title against British fighter Savannah Marshall in Newcastle, England.

The Brazilian born Peres won her world title in March last year, becoming the first New Zealander to win a major women's world title.

In October she successfully defended the world title against Canadian Claire Hafner.

Marshall is one of the leading boxers in the women's division ranked first in IBF, second in WBA and sixth in the WBC.

In 2018, she won the WBA Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title against Argentinian boxer Yanina Orozco in Bulgaria.

She is undefeated in eight fights.

The fight will be at the Newcastle Arena on April 5th.

Geovana Peres shows off her WBO World Title belt.

Geovana Peres shows off her WBO World Title belt. Photo: Photosport