Sunday, December 10th is shaping up to be a blockbuster night, courtesy of Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, and Peacock in the USA. The spotlight is on 2020 Olympic gold medallist Lauren Price MBE, who’s set to duke it out with Silvia Bortot on the undercard of Chris Billam-Smith’s WBO World Cruiserweight Title defence against Mateusz Masternak.
Lauren Price, aka ‘The Lucky One’, is on a blazing path to world title glory, boasting an unblemished 5-0 record with one knockout. This whirlwind boxer made waves earlier this year, becoming the first woman to clinch a British title. Now, she’s eyeing a grand finale to 2023 with a bang, facing off against Bortot (11-3-1, 3 KOs).
Bortot, a former EBU European Super Lightweight Champion, isn’t a walk in the park. She recently battled Mikaela Mayer, a former Unified World Champion, and is no stranger to tough bouts. Price, meanwhile, looks to this fight as a springboard to welterweight stardom, potentially setting up a future clash with the winner of the IBF World Title fight between Natasha Jonas and Mikaela Mayer.
Price is all geared up, “I’m pumped for December 10th. I’m ready to close this year with a victory that sets the stage for 2024. Bortot is tough, but I’ve got the edge. She’s a solid opponent, but I’m aiming for the big leagues next year.”
BOXXER’s big boss, Ben Shalom, is all praise for Price, “Lauren’s a star in the making. She’s quickly moving up the ranks, eyeing world titles. December 10th is another big leap for her, and we’re all excited to see what 2024 holds.”
The night’s not just about Price. Olympic silver medallist Ben Whittaker (4-0, 3 KOs) is also stepping into the ring. He’s been lighting up the scene with his showy and unique style. Whittaker’s looking to wrap up the year with a bang in Bournemouth, where he kicked off his pro career.
And don’t miss the potential showstopper: Lee Cutler (13-1, 7 KOs) vs Kingsley Egbunike (8-2-1, 1 KO) for the vacant English Super Welterweight Title. This one’s got ‘epic’ written all over it!
All this action culminates in the main event: “RETURN OF THE KING: Chris Billam-Smith vs Mateusz Masternak”. It’s happening at the Bournemouth International Centre, but if you’re hoping for tickets, tough luck – they’re already snapped up!
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