After winning Olympic gold in Tokyo, Team GB boxer Lauren Price is considering turning professional with Eddie Hearn.

0

After winning Olympic gold in Tokyo, Team GB boxer Lauren Price is considering going pro with Eddie Hearn.

Price was named Olympian of the Year after winning gold in Tokyo, but she is still undecided about competing in Paris.

It’s natural to wonder where Lauren Price goes from here after becoming an Olympic champion in Tokyo.

“As an amateur,” she admits, “I’ve ticked every box.”

Apart from her summer exploits at a highly unusual Games for any athlete, the boxes she is referring to are gold medals at the European and World Championships, as well as the Commonwealth Games.

In addition, the middleweight has 52 caps for Wales, has won the Premier League with Cardiff City, and is a four-time world champion kickboxer.

Eddie Hearn, among other promoters, is keen to get her on board, and “professional boxer” could be the next entry on a varied but remarkable CV.

“I speak with Eddie on a regular basis,” Price says.

“Team GB’s performance director, Rob McCracken, is a wonderful man in whom I have complete faith.

I’ll take a seat with him.

There’s the option of going pro, staying amateur, or going pro and doing Paris as well.

I really couldn’t ask for a better situation.”

Nicola Adams is still the gold standard for female boxers, especially those who have followed in her footsteps from the Olympics to the professional ranks.

Despite the fact that Adams’ later career was cut short due to injury, she is one of several Team GB alumni who have reached out with advice.

“I spoke with a lot of them, including Joshua Buatsi, and they all say ‘don’t rush into anything,” says Price.

“That is the most important thing.

In the professional game, if you win an Olympic medal, you’ll be approached by a slew of managers and coaches who all want you because, at the end of the day, you’re making them money.

“I’m not going to make any hasty decisions.”

Despite this, she suggests she will make her decision in the coming weeks, and her announcement will not be delayed much longer.

Price adds, “I don’t want to be in the game forever for health reasons.”

“I’ll be 30 in three years [at the Paris Olympics], and I’m not sure I’d want to go pro then.”

She was voted Olympian of the Year in a public poll.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy

After winning Olympic gold in Tokyo, Team GB boxer Lauren Price is considering going pro with Eddie Hearn.

Lauren Price: Team GB boxer considering turning pro with Eddie Hearn after Olympic gold in Tokyo

Read More - Featured ImageRead More - Featured ImageRead More - Featured Image

Comments are closed.