Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fighter Looks to Build on Winning Start to Pro Career

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fighter Looks to Build on Winning Start to Pro Career

Article excerpt

STACEY Copeland is set to make a speedy return to the ring after an impressive start to her professional career.

The 35-year-old former amateur star won on her professional debut after defeating Borislava Goranova on points after four rounds during a PBE show at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.

Copeland was in control throughout the bout and outclassed her opponent during the four two-minute rounds.

She is now pencilled in to return to Bowlers for her second professional fight on July 29.

It was a packed PBE show that Copeland made her debut on, which also featured rising prospect Sam Hyde extending his unbeaten record with a fifthround stoppage win against Michael Pareo.

Hyde has now won nine and drawn just one of his 10 fights, and is on course for a title fight later this year. …

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