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Boxer crowned World Champion

Savannah Marshall has been crowned world boxing champion Credit: ITV

A County Durham boxer has been crowned Britain's first female world boxing champion.

Savannah Marshall, from Hartlepool, beat Azerbaijan's Elena Vystropova 17-15 at the World Championships in China today - on her 21st birthday.

The victory caps a superb week for the middleweight fighter, after she also qualified for this summer's London Olympics yesterday.

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