Olympic champion Lauren Price impresses on her debut as she defeats Valgerdur Gudstensdottir at Wembley Arena

TEAM GB Olympic champion Lauren Price launched her professional boxing career with an impressive win over Valgerdur Gudstensdottir at Wembley Arena.

The 27-year-old dominated during her unanimous decision win – ten months after she took the middleweight grand prize in Tokyo.

Lauren Price rode to victory in her pro debut

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Lauren Price rode to victory in her pro debutPhoto credit: Getty
She won every round of her fight against Valgerdur Gudstensdottir

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She won every round of her fight against Valgerdur GudstensdottirPhoto credit: Getty

Price, who has played football professionally for Wales and won world titles in kickboxing, won all six rounds of the fight with her Icelandic opponent.

The cards ended the fight 60-54 in Price’s favour, and Gudstensdottir did well to hold out long enough to hear the closing bell.

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Gudstensdottir was shaken up at the end of the fifth but held on and managed to go the distance at the end.

Price later admitted she even managed to enjoy her pro debut, which came on the undercard of Richard Riakporhe’s IBF world title eliminator against Fabio Turchi.

She said: “It was a great six rounds under my belt.

“I wanted to relax there, I didn’t want to rush my work. I really enjoyed it.”

Price also thanked the fans in the stands, saying: “[The crowd] was absolutely amazing.

“I want to thank everyone who bought tickets to see me. I’m buzzing.”

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Coach Rob McCracken revealed that Price had been in training camp since her gold medal in Tokyo almost a year ago and praised her performance in her pro debut.

He said: “She was great tonight. She was at camp a long time, she did the Olympics and we’ve kept her at camp ever since.

“Great debut, she asked her a few questions and Lauren answered. She will only get better.”

Meanwhile, promoter Ben Shalom added: “I’m incredibly happy. Rob told me she was the best woman he had worked with.

“She did brilliantly against a very good opponent and I can’t wait to see her development.”

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