Lauren Price on her way to Wales' first boxing gold medal. Pic: Getty Images.

Price Looking To Strike More Gold In Sofia

Lauren Price will be chasing more medal glory at the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Sofia.

The Bargoed fighter struck an historic gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April.

Now she wants to improve on her two bronze medals from previous European Championships next week as she builds towards the worlds later this year.

The 23-year-old said: “I competed at middleweight (75kg) in the Commonwealth Games and came away with the gold medal.

“I think boxing at that weight suits my style more at the minute with my speed and footwork.

“I am really looking forward to going out to Bulgaria and my aim is to win gold and stand on the top of that podium.”

Ex-Wales football ace Price added: “I know the competition is a lot tougher at the Europeans with the strength of all the countries that take part.

“So winning gold in Bulgaria will probably mean more to me than the Commonwealths because of who I will be up against.”

The Championships take place in Bulgaria from June 5-12.

GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken, added: “This is a very busy year for the women with Commonwealth Games and European and world championships (in September) all happening.

“The boxers did very well at the Commonwealth Games and the challenge now is to build on that success and reproduce that same level of performance at the European Championships, which is always a tough assignment.”

“It will give us a good idea of where the women’s squad is at as we look forward to the world championships later in the year and then the Olympic qualification process which will get underway in 2019.”

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