Francesca Hennessy turns professional with BOXXER

08/23/2023 - No comments

Francesca Hennessy stepped into the spotlight today as the newest talent to join the BOXXER family, where she’ll be fighting alongside her brother Michael. She  joins the ranks of elite female fighters, setting her sights on the same championship glory that Savannah Marshall and Natasha Jonas have enjoyed.

A mere 18 years old, Francesca is no stranger to the boxing world. She’s already bagged two national titles and won at tournaments like the Women’s Winter Box Cup and the Golden Girls Box Cup in Sweden. And boxing isn’t just a hobby; it’s her heritage. She’s the daughter of Mick Hennessy, the seasoned boxing manager and promoter at the helm of Hennessy Sports. Growing up, she was immersed in boxing greatness, rubbing shoulders with champions like Tyson Fury. For Francesca, the ring isn’t just a place to fight; it’s home.

“I’m turning pro, and I’m ready to take the world by storm. My style? It’s like no other; I’m all about dancing in the ring and putting on a show that’ll leave the crowd buzzing. Just watch me,” Francesca boldly announced.

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Her path to the top seems clear, fueled by the recent surge in women’s boxing. Seeing the packed arenas and the excitement at high-profile women’s fights, she noted, “What a time to be a young female fighter!”

BOXXER’s CEO, Ben Shalom, was all smiles at the signing. “The Hennessy family and BOXXER go way back, and we’ve had our eyes on Fran as she’s sparred her way through the amateurs. Now, the time has come for her to shine professionally, and we can’t wait to see her flourish. With boxing in her blood, her potential is through the roof, and we’re so excited to start this ride with her come September 30th.”

Francesca’s addition to the team adds a fresh face to BOXXER’s already impressive line-up. World champions, Olympic medalists, rising stars – she’s now part of the family.

Her professional debut will happen on Saturday, September 30th, and it’s sure to be a night to remember at London’s historic York Hall. She’ll be part of the undercard for BOXXER: Breakthrough, an event teeming with the best of British boxing. It’s a night featuring Caroline Dubois vying for the IBO World Lightweight Championship and hard-hitting bouts in the cruiserweight and super-middleweight classes.

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Excitement is mounting, and fans won’t want to miss a minute. Thanks to Sky Sports, they won’t have to, as the entire action-packed evening will be broadcast live and exclusively in the UK and Ireland.

Francesca Hennessy is ready to fight, and the boxing world is ready for her. The countdown has begun, and on September 30th, the gloves will be on, and a new star may be born