Beatriz Ferreira Makes Statement On Debut By Insisting On 6, 3-Minute Rounds Against 5-0 Opponent
Beatriz Ferreira will make her much anticipated professional debut at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland this Saturday, November 12, live worldwide on DAZN.
The amateur World champion and Olympic silver medalist will step through the ropes for the first time in the paid ranks in Cleveland against fellow Brazilian Taynna Cardoso (5-0 1 KO) over six rounds.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed in the press conference that Ferreira insisted on fighting 3-minute rounds on debut, a wish that was accepted by the Ohio State Atheltic Commission. Female boxers usually fight two-minute rounds but Ferreira fought for three minutes and hopes to continue to fight 3-minute rounds in her career moving forward.
Ferreira faces Cardoso on a stacked card in Cleveland, as hometown star Montana Love headlines his first show in his backyard against Australian Steve Spark.
Matchroom’s newest Stateside signing, Richardson Hitchins, fight for his first pro title when he takes on Yomar Alamo for the IBF North American Super-Lightweight title, Raymond Ford continues to catch the eye in his rise in the Featherweight division and defends his WBA Continental Americas title in Cleveland against Sakaria Lukas and Christian Tapia takes on Cleveland’s Thomas Mattice for the WBA Continental Americas Super-Featherweight title.