Sara Beverley Jones is currently one of the promotional models currently working under Team Sauerland for the World Boxing Super Series.
This weekend, Sara landed in Russia as Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos prepare to battle for a spot in the final of the inaugural Muhammed Ali bonanza.
The format has receieved a sensational reception and that was backed up last night as they picked up the best sports intervention award in Sochi. The winner of the cruiserweight event will unify the division and Jones admitted the contest between Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis was an absolute war.
“The atmosphere was unreal, it was one of the punchiest brawls I’ve seen at cruiserweight. It was just unbelievable, both were absolute warriors. I think Briedis shocked a lot of people because Usyk was the favourite but Briedis went in all guns blazing and definitely wanted it. He did really well but Usyk came back into the fight and it just swayed the decision,” she exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I’m loving the World Boxing Super Series because it’s just bringing something completely different, this is just what everyone really wants, it’s different level. This is what a lot of boxing fans thrive, the best versus the best with all the belts on the line and a lot of these boxers are undefeated and it’s there for anyone to win,” she added.
Quizzed on how she got into boxing, the glamour model replied: “I started doing more Thai and MMA events and then it progressed into boxing. I started doing amateur shows and then I got my foot in the door in the professionals through Matchroom and what I love the most is the boxing family, everyone supports each other.”
— Sara Beverley Jones (@SaraBeverley) April 11, 2016
Her career has included four years on the circuit with Matchroom before being employed to work for the World Boxing Super Series.
The ring girl, who has been worked in 17 of 20 Anthony Joshua fights, revealed that every promoter she has worked for have been nothing short of brilliant towards herself and other walk-on-girls.
She added: “Kalle is so funny, he’s hilarious. I don’t think he takes himself that seriously and he’s always got a smile on his face as well.
“Like Nisse, he’s great to be around. And so is Eddie Hearn, none take things too seriously despite the persona they may sometimes put on.
“Both companies have been amazing to us over the years, we’re really looked after,” she added.
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95