Team GB Olympic boxer Lauren Price weighs up Eddie Hearn offer to turn pro

Eddie Hearn has approached Olympic gold medallist Lauren Price about turning professional.

The Welsh middleweight amateur took gold at the Tokyo Olympics and she is considering her options.

"I've had a lot of people message me - obviously the big man as well, Eddie Hearn, stuff like that," said Price.

However she may eschew the chance to become a professional in order to defend her gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Price told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast: "I'm sure as an athlete three years is nothing."

The 27-year-old continued: "I'm still young and for me Paris is only three years away so I could be a double Olympian.

"There's a lot of opportunities there, but for now I'm just enjoying the moment. I'll take a few weeks off and chill out and then go from there.

"But for me, I love what I do - I've got a great life training in Sheffield, training with world class coaches in a world class programme.

"I can't thank GB Boxing enough so for me there's everything that's coming up as well."

"He's asked to have a chat with me and stuff like that," said Price of Hearn’s interest.

"He's obviously the main man and I don't know; it's opened my options up, but for now I'm just going to take some rest and enjoy the moment."

She explained: "When you win an Olympic medal and that it changes your life doesn't it, and starting off as a pro, if you've got that type of background, you've reached the top in the amateur game... then the price, as you say, will be pretty interesting."

Price also recalled that both Katie Taylor and Nicola Adams benefitted from the experience of competing in a second Games.

"For now my heart is obviously staying on with Team GB and doing another Olympics," said Price.

"You look at the likes of Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor. They both did two cycles and Katie Taylor at the minute she is smashing it up in the pros as well.”

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