“I will win a gold medal and many world titles”
Brazilian amateur star Beatriz Ferreira signs deal with Matchroom promotions
For years, Beatriz Ferreira was considered an elite amateur in women’s boxing. She decided that the time was right to enter the professional ranks. On July 25, Matchroom Boxing announced that the Brazilian amateur star had signed a long-term deal with the promotion company. As part of the announcement, the 29-year-old Salvadoran shared her excitement.
“Today is truly a very special day for me. I’m so excited to turn professional and sign with the best in the business, my manager Brian Peters and promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom. I can’t wait to do my debut and to be involved in great fights and have people around the world follow my journey on DAZN.
It’s a big challenge for me and an exciting new step in my career, but I’m also very happy to be able to continue living my Olympic dream. I plan to win gold in Paris in 2024 while winning many world titles as a professional. I am more determined than ever to succeed at the highest level in this sport, and I can promise the fans a great show every time I step into the ring.
Ferreira’s amateur achievements are numerous. On the one hand, she is a three-time Pan American champion (2017, 2018, 2019). She also won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2020 Japan Olympics, among many other accomplishments.
Despite her intention to compete in the next Olympics in 2024, she has the potential to excel in the pros. Nicknamed “The Beast”, Ferreira is a physically strong and aggressive fighter. What separated her from the pack as an amateur was that with the ferocity came strong fundamentals and technical skills. That should translate to a smooth transition once she fights full-time professionally.
His professional debut is expected to be at 135 pounds, a weight zone full of talent. Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor had an epic split decision with her victory over current unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano in April 2022. Just one division unified champion Mikaela Mayer takes on WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner at a unification on September 10.
Search Matchroom to move Ferreira fast with an eye on the action unfolding in this 130-135 pound landscape. For them, making this kind of investment is proof that they see her as a unique talent and a potential star.
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By: Michael Wilson Jr.