Golden girl Lauren Price MBE (1-0) will fight in a historic night of women’s boxing when the Welsh wonder takes on Hungary’s Timea Belik (6-6-0, 2 KOs) at The O2 in London on September 10. Only on Sky Sports.
The stylish Southpaw opened her career with a stunning goal against Valgerður Gudstendottir at Wembley in June.
The Tokyo 2020 Team GB gold medalist will now be looking to make another emphatic statement in the middleweight division on a special night of ‘Legacy’ at London’s iconic venue.
In the process, bitter rivals Claressa Shields (12-0, 2 KOs) and Savannah Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) headlined the most anticipated winner-takes-all undisputed title fight in history.
Also fighting on this unmissable night of boxing are Mikaela Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) and Alicia Baumgarner (12-1-0, 7 KOs), some of the best female fighters on the planet. The American contenders battle it out for the undisputed super featherweight championship in the main event.
Price’s partner and Olympic champion Karis Artingstall (1-0) will be coming off a two-fight win streak on the pro scene when she faces the experienced Marina Sakharov (5-16-2, 3 KOs) of France.
The Macclesfield featherweight made her Coventry debut earlier this summer, comfortably dispatching Vaida Masiokite on points.
A friend of the former Team GB star Caroline Dubois (3-0, 2 KOs) will look to continue her meteoric rise to a future world title when she takes on Bulgarian veteran Milena Kolevan (10-14-1, 4 KOs) in six rounds of lightweight action.
The Shane McGuigan-trained southpaw impressed in front of a sold-out BOXXER crowd in Bournemouth last week as she celebrated her third professional win in five months, defeating Happy Dowdin with a clinical, third-round TKO finish.
In the year In March 2017, she faced a formidable opponent who took Katie Taylor to the distance, losing on points in Koleva.
Boxxer CEO and founder Ben Shalom said: “We will witness boxing history on September 10. It is fantastic to announce the three Team GB Olympic heroes.
“Caroline was fantastic in Bournemouth. She is destined to be at the top. But this fight will be a tough one against Milena Koleva, who has pushed Katie Taylor to the limit.
“I can’t wait to see Lauren and Carys perform on the same night. They both have exciting futures and will be looking to steal the spotlight with an amazing show.”
There’s a huge buzz around women in sport for the Lions, who are celebrating Euro glory in Birmingham after a fantastic summer and Commonwealth Games success. Now it’s time to shine in professional boxing competition. In this historic show at the O2.”
Adam Smith, head of Boxing Development for Sky Sports, added: “This really is a story in the making. And adding three extremely talented and highly-acclaimed Olympians to the mix makes it even better. Caroline shows why she’s a prospect to be feared. Especially with her recent impressive display at Bournemouth.
“And both Lauren and Karis have very bright futures – Olympic 2020 medalists and now two of the brightest prospects in British boxing emerging on the professional circuit as women’s sport takes its rightful place alongside the men’s game, a whole new generation of female athletes: at the O2 I can’t wait to see all three in action on the inevitable night.
Elsewhere on the card under Portsmouth Ebony Jones (2-0-1) Spain’s featherweight will face the enemy Vanessa Knight (4-15-3), as an interesting American flyweight Ginny Fuchs (1-0, 1 KO) travels across the pond to take Gemma Ruegg (5-4-0, 1 KO).
April Hunter (5-1-0) against Argentina Erica Alvarez (3-6-0), while a native of the North-East and a super-welterweight prospect Georgia O’Connor (2-0) looks to save her undefeated start at the professional level.
of London Shannon Ryan (2-0-0) will make the short tube journey from Neasden to North Greenwich on the Jubilee line as the super flyweight takes on Spain. Bucha El Quesi (3-2-3, 1 KO).
and feeling overweight Sarah Ligman (4-0, 1 KO) German fighter completes historic women’s line-up as she heads to Swindon. Beck Connolly (3-15-0).
The biggest fight in women’s boxing history – Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall – will be shown live on Sky Sports on Saturday 10 September. Be a part of history and buy tickets for the London show here.