Ellis Hopkins Makes Pro-Debut
On Matchroom Boxing’s Bill This Weekend!
(May 10th) Ellis Hopkins will make her highly-anticipated professional debut when she competes on this week’s Matchroom card in Manchester.
The event takes place at the AO Arena on Saturday 15 May and will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports and DAZN, as Hopkins finally gets the chance to enter the paid ranks when she goes up against Borislava Goranova.
MTK Global wishes to express their gratitude to Matchroom for adding Hopkins to the event on short notice, as she becomes the latest female star to turn over.
She is set to make history as the first woman from the traveller community to make the move from amateur to professional, following an extremely successful amateur career.
Hopkins represented England for a number of years and won numerous accolades such as the Youth National Championship and a Tri Nations Silver medal in 2017, and is now delighted to be making her pro debut on such a big stage.
Hopkins said: “I’m really excited to make my professional debut. It’s been a long time coming with delays due to COVID, but it’s been worth the wait as I now get to make my debut on a Matchroom show and you can’t really get any better than that, so a huge thanks to Matchroom and MTK Global for allowing it to happen.
“The last year has been so hard to keep focused, especially when I’ve had four or five fight dates that all got cancelled due to COVID, so now I can’t wait to get in the ring and get started.
“When I first started boxing, women’s boxing wasn’t really a thing. There weren’t any girls in the gym and now nearly every card has a women’s bout on. The women’s fights are usually more exciting than the men’s fights, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
“It’s a very proud achievement to be the first woman from the travelling community to turn professional. When you compare it to the amateurs, there isn’t a lot of traveller boys that turn over, so to be the first ever girl to do it is a massive thing for our community, and I hope more travelling girls can follow in my footsteps.
“I’d like to say I have an exciting style as I can box and I can fight too. Things move fast with female boxing so I want to be busy this year, and hopefully next year I’ll be boxing for titles.”
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