Swedish amateur star Patricia Berghult will make her professional debut on December 19 at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden.
The Malmo-boxer joins the paid ranks following a successful amateur career, which saw the 21 year-old claim multiple Junior and Youth titles and represent Sweden at the European and World Championships.
‘’I’m excited to be making my professional debut,’’ said Berghult, who was tipped to travel to Rio for 2016 Olympics before opting to turn pro. ‘’I’ve had a great amateur career but I think the time is right for me to go pro and that my style will be more suited to the professional game.’’
To prepare for her first fight, Berghult has teamed up with friend and former amateur teammate Klara Svensson. ‘’I used to train with Klara at Höllviken boxing club and we’ve stayed friends ever since,’’ said Berghult. ‘’It was after I went to train with her in Copenhagen that I decided to turn pro.’’
The Swedish boxer is currently training alongside Svensson with Team Sauerland’s star coach Joey Gamache, a former two-time World Champion who is also guiding the careers of Swedish boxers Otto Wallin and Hampus Henriksson.
‘’Joey is a great coach and with him I already feel like I’m making loads of progress,’’ reveals Berghult. ‘’I cant wait to get in the ring and show everyone what I can do.
”I want to make it all the way to the top, but for now all my focus is on December 19 and starting my pro career with a win!’’
‘’I have heard a lot of good things about Patricia and I’m looking forward to seeing her in action on Decenber 19,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’If she’s able to live up to her amateur potential we could be looking at a future super star.’’
Berghult professional debut takes place on the undercard of Erik Skoglund’s light heavyweight showdown with American KO specialist Derek Edwards, the only man to have beaten current Swedish World Champion Badou Jack.
The December 19 show also features Swedish fan favourite Anthony Yigit versus former Floyd Mayweather opponent DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley, heavyweight hope Otto Wallin against the Serbian giant Samir Kurtagic, and Oscar Ahlin who takes on the tough Russian Varazdat Chernikov.
All the action will be shown live on TV10 in Sweden. Tickets are available online via www.biljettforum.se or by calling (+46) 0771-130 150.