Sandy Ryan signs with Matchroom promotions


Sandy Ryan

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Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sandy Ryan turns pro with Matchroom

SANDY RYAN has signed with professional promotions Matchroom Sport.

The talented Commonwealth Games champion and World silver medallist will be looking to compete in the exciting super-lightweight and welterweight divisions. “It’s been a while but I’m really excited. I can’t wait,” Ryan told Boxing News. “I’m blessed I’m very happy and excited.”

“To have them as my promoter I’m so excited for the future,” she continued. “Just to show the world my ability and what I’m capable of doing, they can provide the platform to do that.

“I can’t wait. The skills that I’m bringing to the table, there’s only a few that are bringing that and they’re the top female fighters in the pro ranks at the minute. So I’m so excited to show everyone what I’m capable of.

“I’ve been across the world for GB, gaining all the experience. I’ve boxed all different styles, all different countries. I’ve been in there with them all I would say.”

She had hoped to be competing at the Olympic Games at the end of July. But a restructure of the qualification system, forced by coronavirus, saw the World qualification event called off, ending Ryan’s Tokyo hopes at the stroke of a pen. Instead at that time Sandy will be making her professional debut.

“I’m not going to lie, it knocked me back. I’ve been on GB for nine years now, been to every major tournament that you can name and just wanted to top it off with the Olympics. I’ve just got to turn the negative into a positive and that’s the way I look at it,” she said. “I’ve got a great team behind me and I believe I’ve got a big future. Turn the negative into a positive.”

“I know I can move fast,” she concluded. “I want to show everyone what I’m capable of and enjoy each fight and then move on to world titles. But they’re coming. They’re coming.”

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