Karriss Artingstall & Lauren Price: Meet the boxing power couple aiming to ‘reach the top together’
“Some people call us the double trouble method, the strong couple, the dream team.”
Olympic bronze medalist and former Royal Riding Gunner Karriss Artingstall will make his Coventry debut on Saturday night.
She is also the partner of Olympic champion Lauren Price. The couple, who reached the top of amateur sports together at the Tokyo Olympics last year, are now professionals together and signed to the same organizer.
He added: “We all want to reach the summit together. I want to be by his side as he pursues his dreams and vice versa.”
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UK Major Nicola Adams was engaged to her former rival and current world flyweight champion, Marlen Esparza. Austin, the husband of former UFC star Paige Vander ford’s, fought for the Baltour World Championships in February.
Artingstall admits that it is reassuring to have a partner who understands the pressures of being a professional boxer. They spend the weekend together, “cooling off” at home.
It is less common for two elite boxers to gain world fame side by side. Artingstal met Price when they were both amateurs in the British squad.
Frenchman Estelle Mosley and her heavyweight boyfriend Tony Yucca won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Artingstall and Price created their own version of success last summer in Tokyo.
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Boxing has always been a male-dominated environment. It is not uncommon for current world champions to talk about the hurdles they face as young boxing enthusiasts. Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor was forced to appear in Ireland as a boxer.
Artingstall became a professional at a time when women’s boxing was flourishing, and the negative sentiment towards female fighters had dropped significantly in recent years. Taylor and Amanda Serrano made history by becoming the first women to make headlines at an event at Madison Square Garden in April.
The exit of female athletes is becoming more common in women’s sports, and Artingstall says the boxing community has always supported it.