Lauren Value and Kirstie Bavington will field within the first ladies’s British title combat in historical past.
Value will tackle Bavington for the inaugural British ladies’s welterweight championship in Birmingham on the Joshua Buatsi vs Pawel Stepien invoice on Might 6, stay on Sky Sports activities.
It is a vital second within the development of girls’s boxing. The primary British title combat befell in 1909 and now, greater than a century later, feminine fighters can compete for the extremely esteemed championship belt.
For Value, it is a possibility to make extra historical past. Her crowning achievement was successful gold on the Olympic Video games in 2021 however as an newbie, she additionally gained gold medals at each different main competitors, the European and Commonwealth Video games in addition to the World Championships.
Since turning skilled, Value has picked up three victories, together with a win on the historic Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall all-female invoice, and one other punch-perfect triumph in Paris final month.
Bavington although ought to present the sternest check of Value’s profession. The Midlands boxer gained the European welterweight title final yr, and likewise ended April Hunter’s unbeaten file with a hard-fought factors win in 2021.
On the identical night time, Joshua Buatsi dangers his world title ambitions towards Polish contender Pawel Stepien, whereas Crew GB hero and light-heavyweight sensation Ben Whittaker returns to motion towards Jordan Grant.
English middleweight champion Tyler Denny additionally faces Manchester’s Macaulay McGowan and Kaisee Benjamin collides with Sean McComb.
Value mentioned: “It is a full honour. It is one other factor so as to add to my record to go and make historical past. I can not consider it actually. It is a very proud second for me.
“I used to be trying ahead to boxing on Might 6 anyway. However that is the icing on the cake. To combat in my fourth skilled combat for such a prestigious title is the course I wish to go in. It is an absolute honour.”
BOXXER founder and CEO, Ben Shalom, mentioned: “We’re extremely proud to be historical past makers as soon as once more for girls’s boxing with Lauren Value preventing for the first-ever British ladies’s title towards Kirstie Bavington.
“We’re massively grateful to the British Boxing Board of Management for his or her phenomenal assist and assist in the development for girls’s boxing.”
Robert Smith, normal secretary of the British Boxing Board of Management mentioned: “We’re more than happy to approve the primary feminine British Championship, contested by two excellent challengers, an Olympic Gold medallist and a former European champion.
“Girls’s boxing has come on tremendously and now we’ve a British Championship. The winner will certainly be a worthy champion of this historic bout.”
Helen Falkus, director of multi sports activities at Sky Sports activities, mentioned: “We’re proud that we’re capable of say that we are going to be a part of historical past being made on this momentous night time of boxing.
“The truth that a ladies’s title combat has been sanctioned for the primary time reveals the immense development that girls’s boxing is constant to expertise.
“After historic nights like Shields vs Marshall, we stay up for showcasing extra of one of the best fighters on the planet.”