Olympic medalists Lauren Price MBE and Karriss Artingstall have signed long-term promotional agreements with BOXXER before their pro debut.
In the presence of co-Olympians Clarissa Shields, Caroline Dubois and Natasha Jonas, Price and Artistall were unveiled as new signatures at a news conference held at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena ahead of Saturday’s BOXXER event, with the title WBOV World.
Signature BOXXER by Gold Medal winner Price and Bronze Medal winner Artistall confirms Sky Sports as the world’s strongest haven for professional female boxers.
“I’m really happy to be signed with Boxer because Ben Shalom seems to be stamping his authority on the boxing scene, especially on the women’s side.”
“As an amateur, I have ticked every box, won gold in the Commonwealth Games, European, World and Olympic gold. Sky Sports is a huge platform with all the ingredients to turn someone like me into a superstar so I can’t wait to get this show and look forward to those world titles! ”
Artistall said: “I think I made the 100 per cent right decision to team up with BOXXER as I move into the pro rankings. BOXXER and Ben Shalom are doing wonderful things for the sport right now and I can’t wait to see where this journey goes.
“I have achieved more than most of the amateurs and I am ready to work up to the world title in Sky Sports Boxing, the biggest and best platform among them.”
Ben Shallum, Founder and CEO of BOXXER, said: “We are proud and excited to welcome two athletes who have achieved such incredible things, and as Lauren Price and Caris Artingsteal travel with BOXXER and Sky Sports in their quest for something more incredible. . For professional honor. “
“This is one of the most exciting announcements in the Sky / Boxer partnership. We’ve put a lot of pressure into this original double signing and we believe we’ve got gold here, “said Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports at Boxing Development.
“Lauren brought back that final medal from Tokyo when Caris brought in the bronze. They have the maximum of skill and ability and they pour charisma. We will do everything we can to give them the biggest platform to become big stars.
“Joining the likes of Lauren and Caris signature – Savannah, Clarissa, Tasha and Caroline on Sky” means that our top women in the world are definitely stable. Ben Shalam and I can’t be happier with a bright future for our fabulous women! ”