Preston fighter Lisa Whiteside wins convincingly on pro debut

Preston fighter Lisa Whiteside got her professional debut off to a winning start by beating Dani Hodges on Saturday night.

By Craig Salmon
Sunday, 19th May 2019, 10:47 am
Updated Sunday, 19th May 2019, 11:47 am
Lisa Whiteside catches Dani Hodges with a right hand
Lisa Whiteside catches Dani Hodges with a right hand

The 2018 Commonwealth Games flyweight gold medal winner, who turned pro in January, was too strong for compatriot Hodges (33)

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She won every round of the four-round contest held at Stevenage FC's Lamex stadium.

Whiteside, also aged 33, is now eager to facet two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams this summer.

The Chorley-born fighter was fighting on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders' bout for the vacant WBO world super-middleweight title against Shefat Isufi.