Massey to make pro boxing switch
Massey to make pro boxing switch

One of Kent’s boxers is about to embark on what is arguably her biggest challenge yet in the ring – going professional.

Anelle Massey is about to make the step up from amateur box to pro-boxing, as she looks to follow in the footsteps of fellow female pro-boxers Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor, and make a name for herself in the pro-boxing world.

Having had an up and down amateur career, Massey has been working hard in the gym and the ring in recent months, and is about to embark on a rigorous ten week camp to ensure she is in peek condition for her first fight on 1st December.

During her amateur career Anelle has enjoyed success holding a Junior ABA title and more recently the Southern Area Title. However, last Monday she was up in front of the British Boxing Board of Control being granted her professional boxing licence. With just her medical and brain scan to go it is full steam ahead for the 25-year-old from the Isle of Sheppey.

Speaking about turning pro, Anelle said: “My amateur career has been up and down, but I have boxed some of the best girls in the country and have a good amateur pedigree, however I am looking forward to see what I can do in the pro game.

“I believe I have always had the pro style, so think I will do well and more importantly I have a good team around me. Steve Goodwin as my manager and Dan Woodgate as my coach, I honestly believe I can win a world title.

“I want it more than anything and I’ll train as hard as can and I will box whoever I have to, to be able to get there. The ten week camp starts today and I am buzzing for it.”

Since then she has signed with Goodwin Boxing the same stable as Nicola Adams and is hard at work with her trainer Daniel Woodgate ahead of her first pro fight at York Hall, Bethnall Green on 1st December.