BOXING - O'Toole targeting second belt in 2024 - The Droitwich Standard

BOXING - O'Toole targeting second belt in 2024

SIAN O’Toole has already set her sights on winning another belt by the end of the year after securing her first professional boxing title.

The Droitwich fighter claimed the vacant BBBofC Midlands Area featherweight title with a dominant points victory against Beccy Ferguson (5-10) just before Christmas last year.

And despite securing a belt in just her third fight in the pro ranks, O’Toole (3-0) hopes the Midlands Area title is just a stepping stone for her to achieve bigger and better things in 2024.

O’Toole said: “If another title opportunity comes along, I’ll grab it with both hands, I want to end this year with another title, when you achieve something you always want more.

“It feels amazing, it’s a dream come true, I worked so hard to be able to get to that point, it was amazing to have the opportunity to do it in my third fight.

“It’s just an incredible feeling, it’s just a stepping stone, I know it’s an amazing achievement but it’s that first step for what I really want to achieve and it shows me that it can be done.

“I love the fact it was my first 10-rounder, I’ve been to places which a lot of fighters at my level haven’t been to before.”

The fight, which took place at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham, marked a step up in class for O’Toole who suffered a deep cut to her left eyebrow in the seventh following a head clash.

However, the three-time amateur champion showed her class to come out on top and took plenty of confidence from her performance in her first 10-round fight.

O’Toole added: “I’ve got a lot to improve on, when I got cut, I rushed in a little bit and left my head open which is something you don’t think about in the amateurs.

“There’s always something to work on, I’m a baby in the sport at the moment but this is not the be all and end all, it’s not what I set out to achieve.

“I felt over the moon to bring the title home in front of my son Michael who was watching ringside.

“It’s put me in good stead and put some confidence in me that I can dig deep and when it’s needed I definitely have it in me.”

Featherweight O’Toole fights out of Black Country Boxing, under the guidance of her coach Errol Johnson, while former British and Commonwealth welterweight champion and partner Frankie Gavin acts as a mentor.

O’Toole teaches maths at Bishop Perowne CofE College in Worcester alongside her pro career and is open to sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship would help O’Toole with her kit, training, travel and medical costs.

A number of sponsorship packages are available.

To contact Sian with regards to sponsorship, email: [email protected] or call: 07767 412445


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