Bronze winner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s featherweight boxing, Karriss Artingstall is determined to get a fight for the world championship in 2024. / Photo: Instagram @karriss_artingstall
LONDON – Bronze winner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s featherweight boxing, Karriss Artingstall has entered the professional world since June 25 2022. However, the 29-year-old fighter is determined to fight at the world championship in 2024.
So far, Artingstall has recorded 5 professional boxing matches with 5 wins (1KO). In her last appearance, October 21 2023, she managed to stop former world title challenger, Vanessa Bradford in the second round.
“There are still many things that need to be improved, but I am happy to be able to finish the job in that style. He has fought with several top boxers, former world title challengers,” said Artingstall about his duel against Bardford, as reported by Sky Sports.
“She has fought some good boxers (like Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner), and she has fought them all, and put in a good performance. To stop her in 2 rounds is definitely satisfying,” he said.
The victory over Bradford also shows the sharp improvement that Artingstall has achieved. So he is very confident that he must win a duel for the world title next year.
“I think 2024 is a realistic time to fight for the world title. I have to enter the title fight now. I want a shiny belt. I want to face better opponents,” said the boxer from Macclesfield, England.
“There are many fights out there that I would be happy to play,” he added.
Before heading to the duel for the world title, Artingstall himself wants to face a number of his opponents at amateur level who have now also turned professional, such as Skye Nicolson and Raven Chapman. Apart from that, he also hopes for other names, including former world title challengers Nina Meinke, and Tiara Brown.
“They are the names I have to face, achieve victory over them. This shows that I am heading in the right direction. I am on the right track to knock on the door to the world title,” he concluded.