Rising British star Lauren Price faces Italian Silvia Bortot in a welterweight match-up on the Chris Billam-Smith vs Mateusz Masternak bill next month.
Price, from Newport in Wales, became the first woman to win a professional British title in May when she beat Kirstie Bavington in Birmingham and now she steps up against the dangerous Bortot at the Bournemouth International Centre.
The fight is one of the standout bouts in the build-up to the Billam-Smith v Masternak showdown and pits Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Price against Bortot, who is a former EBU European Super lightweight champion.
It also marks the season-ending run of BOXXER events.
The bout between Lauren Price and Silvia Bortot is due to take place on 10th December, 2023.
The exact timings of the fights on the Chris Billam-Smith v Mateusz Masternak undercard are yet to be confirmed but the early match-ups are expected to start at around 18:00 with Price's clash with Bortot likely to be one of the later bouts on the bill.
The fight between Lauren Price and Silvia Bortot will take place at the Bournemouth International Centre, in Bournemouth, Dorset.
The venue is located near to the centre of Bournemouth, close to the seafront, and was first opened in 1984, with a renovation taking place in 2004.
The Bournemouth International Centre has hosted plenty of conferences, exhibitions, music and entertainment events down the years, including political conferences and rallies.
It has also been a destination for several pro boxing bouts in the past, while pop favourites Donny Osmond, Leona Lewis and Madness are all set to appear there in the run-up to Christmas.
The card is set to be shown live by Sky Sports but timings and official details have yet to be released for the sold-out night of action.
The market and prices for the Lauren Price v Silvia Bortot fight are yet to be released but it's thought Price will be the favourite following her statement win over Kirstie Bavington earlier this year before she followed up with another eye-catching success against Lolita Muzeya in what was just her fifth pro fight.
There are no belts on the line for this fight.
Price is undefeated, winning her first five pro fights since concentrating on boxing after initially making her name as a professional footballer in her native Wales.
The former Cardiff City player, who played for her country at youth level and went on to earn two senior Wales caps, was a very talented amateur boxer as she mixed both sports growing up and won boxing gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 2019 World Championships and 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Her first pro fight saw her overcome Valgerdur Gudsteinsdottir in June 2022. Since then she has secured victories over Timea Belik, Naomi Mannes, Bevington and Muzeya in the past 12 months.
Price has been described as "an exceptional talent and one of the future stars" of boxing by BOXXER Founder and CEO Ben Shalom and will hope to enhance her growing reputation further by beating the dangerous Bortot.
Bortot is a more experienced fighter, with a record of 11 wins, three defeats and one draw on her CV.
She made a name for herself last year with victories over Borislava Goranova, Aleksandra Vujovic and Katarina Vistica in Italy, before suffering defeat against Flora Pili in May.
However, Bortot reminded everyone of her talents when she went the distance with former unified world champion Mikaela Mayer in Manchester in September in her last fight, losing on points, on the same night Price saw off Muzeya.
The Lauren Price-Silvia Bortot fight is itself on the undercard of the headlining Chris Billam-Smith vs Mateusz Masternak fight.
Full details as to who else will be fighting in Bournemouth on the night are yet to be released, but another Tokyo Olympic medallist, Ben Whittaker, is set to return to action against an as-yet unannounced opponent, while 18-year-old bantamweight Francesca Hennessy is also set to be part of the bill.
Bournemouth’s Lee Cutler will, meanwhile, be banking on plenty of local support when he faces Kingsley Egbunike for the vacant English super-welterweight title.