After a fantastic run in the Olympic Games, taking home the gold medal for the UK in the women’s middleweight division Welsh native Lauren Price has decided to go professional. With over 60 amateur bouts to her name, Price is set to make her debut early 2022. She has yet to decide on her management and promotion just yet, but the future is bright for the Olympic champion.
Price talked to BBC Sport Wales on her decision. “I’ve achieved all I can as an amateur, I’ve won gold at every single major tournament,” said Lauren Price. She continues, “Winning Olympic gold changed my life.”
Price continued to speak on what she’s accomplished as a Welsh native. “I was the first Welsh person to win Olympic boxing gold,” she continued, “and maybe I can be the first [Welsh] female to become a world champion as well.”
Lauren Price And Her Olympic Run
Lauren Price had a fantastic run through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After qualifying in 2021, going through the pandemic and everything, Price took home gold in Tokyo. In the first round, she beat Atheyna Bylon of Panama by unanimous decision. In the semi-finals, she and the Netherland’s Nouchka Fontijn, went down to a split decision which, of course, Price took. In the gold medal match, Price defeated China’s Qian Li to bring the medal home.
Lauren Price also won four World Championships in kickboxing as a teenager. She gave up the sport she was great at after deciding to switch to boxing full time.
In addition to her gold medal in Tokyo, Price has won a gold medal in 2019 in the Eurpoean Games, a gold in the World Championships, as well as a bronze. She’s also taken home three bronze medals at the European Championships, and a gold and bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
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