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Abbots boxer proves her worth in pro debut

 Published on: 24th March 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley boxer who made her professional debut live on Sky Sports claimed a unanimous victory over her first opponent.

Shannon Courtenay took on Romanian fighter, Cristina Busuioc at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday, March 23, and won all four rounds in a one-sided bout.

The bantamweight started the first round with swagger, rocking her rival with a left hook before following up with a flurry of punches and landing with a couple of decent rights.

Courtenay strolled into the second round in the same manner as the first, landing a variety of punches to both the body and head of her opponent before stringing together a combination which forced Busuioc to hold.

The third round was another offensive masterclass from the British debutant, as she unleashed punches from a variety of angles and used her footwork to stay out of trouble.

Busuioc came out for the fourth and final round looking to land some blows of her own but Courtenay showed maturity and resumed control to finish the fight pushing for a stoppage, but her brave opponent battled to the final bell.

Courtenay, whose promotor is the famous Eddie Hearne, told Sky Sports after the fight: “I wanted to get her out of there, but I enjoyed myself and that’s the main thing.

“The support for me was crazy, I think the whole of Watford has got behind me.”

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