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Team GB boxing hero Lauren Price reveals she is in talks with Eddie Hearn about turning pro after winning Olympic gold

, Team GB boxing hero Lauren Price reveals she is in talks with Eddie Hearn about turning pro after winning Olympic gold

TEAM GB’S Olympic boxing hero Lauren Price has revealed she is set for talks with Eddie Hearn over turning professional.

The 27-year-old Welsh wonder won middleweight gold in Tokyo last week and has now been contacted by Anthony Joshua’s Matchroom promoter.

Eddie Hearn wants talks with one of Team GB’s gold medal heroes from the Tokyo Games
Olympic middleweight champion Lauren Price revealed she plans to have talks with him over turning pro

Price claims she wants to ‘keep her options open’ but reiterated her intention to defend her title at the 2024 Paris Games and admitted her heart is still in the amateur ranks.

She told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast: “I’m sure as an athlete three years is nothing.

“I’m still young and for me Paris is only three years away so I could be a double Olympian.

“There’s a lot of opportunities there, but for now I’m just enjoying the moment. I’ll take a few weeks off and chill out and then go from there.

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“But for me, I love what I do – I’ve got a great life training in Sheffield, training with world class coaches in a world class programme.

“I can’t thank GB Boxing enough so for me there’s everything that’s coming up as well.”

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, Team GB boxing hero Lauren Price reveals she is in talks with Eddie Hearn about turning pro after winning Olympic gold

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Speaking about Hearn, she continued: “He’s asked to have a chat with me and stuff like that.

“He’s obviously the main man and I don’t know; it’s opened my options up, but for now I’m just going to take some rest and enjoy the moment.

“When you win an Olympic medal and that it changes your life doesn’t it, and starting off as a pro, if you’ve got that type of background, you’ve reached the top in the amateur game… then the price, as you say, will be pretty interesting.”

Price also added: “For now my heart is obviously staying on with Team GB and doing another Olympics.

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“You look at the likes of Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor. They both did two cycles and Katie Taylor at the minute she is smashing it up in the pros as well.

“Being a man, it’s different. In the women’s game it’s big, it’s getting bigger and bigger all the time so another three years it will be bigger again and (I can) just go from there then.”

 

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