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Having had just two professional fights Amy Timlin may be an unfamiliar face on the pro circuit but she’ll be no stranger to combat when, on Saturday 12th October she goes in search of her third win on BCB Promotions’ ‘Stokin The Fire’ edition at The King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent.
Fight fans who like their boxing brash, bold and hard boiled are in for a treat as Timlin brings with her a tenacious, front-foot fighting style alongside the gritty, ‘never say die,’ determination that earned her the nickname ‘Lionheart‘ during her successful kick boxing career.
Fighting as a kick boxer Timlin, alongside amassing a wealth of other splendid honours, became a World Champion remaining undefeated before making a switch to boxing’s squared circle where eight contests in the amateur boxing ranks followed before she finally signed with BCB Promotions in March 2019.
Now, as a professional boxer, the teenager from Southam, Warwickshire is aiming to emulate the same sparkling success she achieved during her previous fighting career – a 14 year acquaintance with combat sports that saw her claim national, British, Commonwealth, European and world honours.
The 19-year-old opened her professional account in some style when she clashed with the Bulgarian southpaw Roz Mari Silyanova in a four round contest at Walsall Town Hall. Whilst securing a 40-35 points win, such was Timlin’s dominance that one of the rounds was scored 10-8.
Her second opponent, Poland’s Sonia Klos, also hung in there to the finish but could do nothing to prevent Timlin’s progress and this time a 40-36 result in the Midlands boxer’s favour.
Timlin is now planning to show no mercy to her next adversary when she next steps through the ropes.
“I train full-time, often twice a day, so I’m fully focussed on my boxing and camp has gone really well for this one.” she said.
“I did alright last time, but I could have been better. I wasn’t completely satisfied with my performance, but I got the win.
“I let her off, really, I rocked her and should have gone for the stoppage. I’ve been working more on attacking for this one.
“My style is to be aggressive, I love coming forward but I can work out on the outside, so I can switch my game-plan when I need to.
“I’ve only been boxing for three years, but I’ve been kickboxing since I was five. I had a lot of success there, so people have high expectations.
“That puts pressure on me, but also makes me determined to prove them right. I’ve got big ambitions, I want to win titles and, one day, become a world champion.
“I think I can do that at bantam or super bantam and there are not that many girls around until you get to world level. That’s what I’m aiming for.”
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now. It will be £40 for entry on the door. For more information, contact the boxers