Golden girl Lauren Price MBE (1-0) will fight on a historic night of women’s boxing as the Welsh wonderkid takes on Hungary’s Timea Belik (6-6-0, 2 KOs) at the O2 in London on the 10th September, screened live and exclusively on Sky Sports.
The elegant southpaw opened her professional career with an impressive points win over Valgerdur Gudstensdottir at Wembley in June.
The Tokyo 2020 Team GB gold medalist will now want to make another emphatic statement of intent to the middleweight division on what will be a defining night of “Legacy” at the iconic London venue.
More than a decade in the making, bitter rivals Claressa Shields (12-0, 2 KOs) and Savannah Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) lead the most anticipated women’s bout in history in a clash undisputed for the title.
Also fighting during this unmissable boxing evening are some of the best fighters on the planet in Mikaela Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) and Alycia Baumgardner (12-1-0, 7 KOs). The American rivals will square off in the co-main event for the undisputed super featherweight championship.
Price’s partner and fellow Olympic hero Karriss Artingstall (1-0) will also be poised for two out of two wins on the pro stage when she takes on experienced French campaigner Marina Sakharov (5-16-2, 3 KOs).
The featherweight from Macclesfield shone on her Coventry debut earlier this summer, when she comfortably dispatched Vaida Masiokaite on points.
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 seasoned Bulgarian pro Milena Koleva (10-14-1, 4 KOs) in six rounds of lightweight action.
The Shane McGuigan-trained southpaw dazzled in front of a sold-out BOXXER crowd at Bournemouth last week as she celebrated her third professional win in five months, dominating Happy Daudi with a clinical third-round TKO finish.
She faces a formidable opponent in Koleva who took Katie Taylor away in March 2017, only to be beaten on points.
BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom said: “We will be witnessing boxing history on September 10th. It is great to announce the three Olympic heroes of Team GB.
“Caroline was amazing at Bournemouth. She is destined to reach the top. But this fight will be a tough step for her against an opponent in Milena Koleva who pushed Katie Taylor to the limit.
“I can’t wait to see Lauren and Karriss in action on the same night as well. Both have exciting futures and will want to steal the show with impressive performances.
“There is a huge feel-good factor surrounding Women in Sport thanks to an incredible summer for the Lionesses celebrating Euro glory and Commonwealth Games success in Birmingham. Now is the time for professional boxing to shine. . We couldn’t be prouder to put on this historic spectacle at the O2.”
Sky Sports head of boxing development Adam Smith added: “It really is a story in the making. And adding three super talented and hugely popular Olympians to the mix makes it even better. Caroline showed why. she will be a prospect to fear, especially with her brilliant display recently at Bournemouth.
“And Lauren and Karriss are both destined for a very bright future – 2020 Olympic medalists and now two of Britain’s brightest boxing hopefuls are emerging on the professional circuit at a time when women’s sport is taking its rightful place in the sides of the men’s game, inspiring a whole new generation of female athletes. I can’t wait to see all three in action on what will be an unmissable night at The O2.”
Elsewhere on the undercard, Portsmouth’s Ebony Jones (2-0-1) takes on featherweight foe Spain Vanessa Caballero (4-15-3), as an exciting American flyweight Ginny Fuchs (1-0, 1 KO) crosses the pond to face Gemma Rugg (5-4-0, 1 KO).
april hunter (5-1-0) against Argentina Erica Alvarez (3-6-0), while fellow North East native and rising super-welterweight prospect Georgia O’Connor (2-0) is looking to protect his undefeated start in the professional ranks.
Londoner Shannon Ryan (2-0-0) makes the short underground trip across the Jubilee Line from Neasden to North Greenwich as the super flyweight clashes with Spain Bucha El Quaissi (3-2-3, 1 KO).
And super bantamweight feeling Sarah Leigman (4-0, 1 KO) rounds out historic all-female roster as German fighter takes on Swindon’s Bec Connolly (3-15-0).
The biggest fight in women’s boxing history – Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall – is live on Sky Sports on Saturday September 10. Be a part of history and buy London Showdown tickets here.