All about the former kickboxer and footballer, Lauren Price including her bio-wiki, parents, dating, partner, net worth, and more
Lauren Price is known to be Wales’s first female boxer to compete at an Olympic Games. Furthermore, Lauren is a Welsh amateur boxer, and former kickboxer, and footballer. In fact, she cemented her name in the history books by becoming the first female Welsh boxer to win a Commonwealth Games medal.
In this year’s Olympics, she has stroke boxing gold to win Britain’s final medal in the Tokyo Games. This has increased people’s interest in her even more. Thus, we found it a necessity to talk about her football career, wiki, parents, dating, and more.
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Learn Her Career as a Footballer; Details Why She Left Football
Did you know Lauren Price is a former Welsh international in football? She decided
Price was the former captain at the under-19 level of Wales
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Lauren describes her initial switch from kickboxing to boxing, while still playing football – she says that she loves football however she has fostered the Olympic dream since the age of eight. So in 2014, when an opportunity to go and box at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games arrived, she left her football career behind. The former footballer also spoke about the similarities between football and boxing:
“It’s the same on the football pitch, playing centre-half, that’s why I’ve got two scars on my head because I’ve gone up and got the ball and come back down on someone.”
Now 26, Lauren is in the unique position of having won the world and European kickboxing titles, earned 52 caps for Wales Women’s football side, and is now one of the favorites to claim a boxing gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics next summer. In an interview, the boxer revealed her involvement in football and boxing at the same time. She said:
“My grandad was into football – I started playing when I was eight for a boys’ club called Fleur de Lys – but I went to kickboxing just to burn energy.”
Talking more about Laure Football career, she also played football for several years with Cardiff City and ended up winning the inaugural season of the Welsh Premier Women’s Football League in 2013 after their decisive 5–2 victory over Wrexham in the final game of the season Moreover, Price was named the club’s Player of the Year during their title-winning season.
Furthermore, Lauren’s football career was great at a national level as well. Likewise, Lauren captained Wales at the under-19 level and later made her senior debut in 2012. Later on, Price was also named the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Club Player of the Year. In addition to being named player of the tournament, as she was part of the club’s under-16 side that won the Welsh section of the Tesco Cup in 2010.
Is Lauren Price Dating Someone? Who Is Her Partner?
Lauren Price has not unveiled anything regarding her relationship. So we are not sure who Price is dating at the moment. As with many athletes, she too seems to focus more on her sports career.
Lauren Price with her partner, Karriss Artingstall
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She shared about her partner via Instagram saying
“2 girls, 1 team, same dream ????
After a rollercoaster of emotions this week we both fulfilled our lifelong dream of becoming Olympians. Couldn’t be anymore happier or proud ❤️ 6 more weeks of giving our absolute everything until we shine under them lights on the biggest stage ???”??”
However, scrolling down Lauren’s Instagram account we have found her sharing photos of Karriss Artingstall. Many people have speculated that the boxer is a lesbian. So is Lauren Price a Lesbain?- the answer to this question is still under the radar. Stay tuned as we will update this article as soon as we find anything new about Lauren’s relationship.
Furthermore, for those who don’t know this Karriss is also an English amateur boxer. Talking briefly about Karriss Artingstall, she has won a silver medal at the 2019 European Championships and bronze at the 2019 World Championships in amateur boxing. In fact, Artingstall is the partner of Lauren.
Who are Welsh Amateur Boxer’s Parents?
Lauren Louise Price was born on 25 June 1994 in Newport, Wales, but grew up in Ystrad Mynach. She competed for Wales in the women’s middleweight category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a bronze medal. Derek and Linda Price (her grandparents) raised her. Her father and mother left her when she was an infant. The reason for them leaving is unknown as the athlete barely mentions them. All we know is her dad’s name is Tim. The 27-year-old received her schooling from Heolddu Comprehensive School in Bargoed.
The Amateur Boxer Olympic Winner, Lauren Price
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In her early days, she was into sports, taking up football, netball, and kickboxing, and was encouraged by her grandfather. At the age of 13, she won a silver medal at a World Championships event held in Athens (2007). In 2011, with just one amateur fight under her belt, she won bronze at both Youth World Championships and the Women’s European at age 17.
Later on in her career, she managed to claim another bronze at the 2016 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Taking about the athlete’s physical appearance, Price stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. Likewise, Price weighs 70 kg. She became the first Welsh woman to win a Commonwealth Games boxing medal. Four years later she surpassed this achievement by winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, Australia.
How Much Is Lauren Price Net Worth?
Explaining her yearly earnings, Lauren’s actual net worth is out of sight at the moment. However, according to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, her fortune is approximately $1.5 million. And considered one of the richest Female Boxers.
The amateur boxer lives a lavish life
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Furthermore, the amateur boxer’s main income source is only boxing. As per our knowledge, the average professional boxer salary is around $35,584 and annually ranges from $22,000 to $37,000. However, Lauren is not an average boxer, so we believe her income is much higher.
Moreover, the 5feet6inches is funded by National Lottery for her boxing career, which raises around £36million each week for good causes. The National Lottery considers the boxer as one of the elite athletes, on UK Sport’s World Class Programme. She shared her appreciation towards her funding stating:
“I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and train three times a day without the facilities, for starters, in GB. We’ve got world-class coaches, physio, video analysis, strength and condition, nutrition.”
According to Lauren, National Lottery allows her to train full-time, have access to the world’s best coaches and benefit from pioneering technology, science, and medical support.