Muirhevnamor’s highly decorated boxer Amy Broadhurst will take on Croatia’s Sara Beram in Bout 11 of Ring B’s afternoon session at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which began in Istanbul in Turkey on Monday.
Amy, who was Katie Taylor’s sparring partner in the lead up to her historic victory at Madison Square Garden against Amanda Serrano, will be hoping to get off to a fast start against her Croatian opponent this afternoon. The Muirhevnamor southpaw is currently boxing out of St Bronagh’s Amateur Boxing Club in Rostrevor and will compete in the 63kg division in Turkey. Amy’s fight will be streamed via YouTube this afternoon.
Undisputed world champion Katie Taylor spoke in glowing terms recently about Amy calling her the ‘future of women’s boxing’.
“Amy is a phenomenal fighter. She’s got all the skill in the world, but not just the skill she has the heart and the grit as well.
“I brought her in specifically for this fight, she has been perfect preparation for this fight so I think Amy is going to be the future of women’s boxing as well.
“She’s only going to get better and better over these next few years and it was just great to share a ring with her over these last few weeks, to get those rounds in was perfect preparation,” stated Taylor.
This will be Amy’s third senior elite world championships having competed in New Delhi in 2018 and Russia in 2019. The 25 year old was a standout performer at underage level winning at world and European level as well as picking up a jawdropping nineteen Irish titles along the way. Her first world championships in New Delhi four years ago ended in controversy after judges gave hometown girl Simranjit Baath Kaur the decision despite most commentators feeling Broadhurst had done more than enough to earn the victory. A year later Broadhurst was denied a medal in Russia when former Katie Taylor conqueror Mira Potkonen beat her in the quarter-finals.
The St Bronagh’s club woman will be hoping to go at least one step further this time around and that journey for a medal will begin this afternoon against Croatian Sara Beram.