Saperstein signs with major UK promoter
By Steve Spinks firstname.lastname@example.org MAIN ARM'S boxergirl is back at it.
Laura Saperstein, the woman boxer who has generated a mountain of publicity since switching from being a successful corporate lawyer to that of a professional pugilist, has her second fight lined up for London.
And the news just keeps on getting better. In a coup for woman's boxing, Saperstein has been signed up by one of the major United Kingdom promoters Frank Maloney.
"They're (promoters) all on record saying they'd never have women on their shows," Saperstein told The Northern Star by email.
"But last time I looked all things were still in order in that department so it looks like attitudes may finally be changing.
"Also, thanks to the support (and now sponsorhip) of my ex-employers, Freshfields, things are going to be quite a bit easier for me.
"It's the real deal- a Sky TV show at York Hall, Bethnall Green, the traditional home of boxing in London. The show features a full card of action including a light-heavyweight British Title fight."
Unfortunately, Saperstein's fight won't be broadcast. Saperstein was a British amateur champion before turning professional but it was only last November that the former lawyer got her first professional fight. The former journalist-turned-lawyer-turned-fighter defeated Borislova Goranovo on points over four rounds.
Freshfields, one of London's most prominent law firms, has now come on as Saperstein's sponsor.
Saperstein worked for Freshfields as a corporate lawyer on 75,000 pounds per year before chucking it in to fulfil her passion of boxing after attending a kick-boxing class with a friend..
The 36-year-old found herself in London after working as a journalist with NBN and later as a lawyer in Sydney.
While Saperstein classifies herself as a professional boxer most of her earning capacity comes from successful London property developing business.