Caroline Dubois teams up with Shane McGuigan

Team GB Olympian will be managed and trained by East London-based coach alongside brother Daniel

Caroline Dubois has revealed that she will be trained by Shane McGuigan ahead of her professional debut next month.

The sister of former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois will make her bow in the paid code at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.

Dubois, a Youth Olympic champion, World Youth champion and four-time European Youth champion as an amateur, returned from the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year with designs to embark on a stint punching for pay after a glittering campaign in the vest and headguard.

After inking a deal with Boxxer and Sky Sports –– the platform on which her fights will be showcased –– the 20-year-old has now made it public that she has joined the star-studded team at the McGuigan Gym in East London and that McGuigan will also co-manage her alongside First Access Sports.

“I have big ambitions for myself in boxing and I couldn’t have wished to have a better team behind me,” she said.

WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie, who is hunting down unification clashes with the other champions in the division, is the star of the gym at the moment, but Anthony Fowler, European cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith, super-lightweight talent Robbie Davies Jr. and undefeated female Ellie Scotney are among those who reside there alongside brothers Hassan and Adam Azim.

“I firmly believe Caroline is already among the top female boxers in the UK,” said McGuigan, who has previously trained and managed world champions Carl Frampton and Josh Taylor. “She was one of the most in-demand fighters to come out of the Olympics and I am delighted she’s chosen me to guide her pro career as both her coach and manager.

“We now look forward to her making a spectacular pro debut next month.”

Dubois’ debut comes as part of a Boxxer fight night card which sees the aforementioned Azim brothers in action.

Richard Riakporhe, a man who has beaten Billam-Smith, will headline the card in a clash against Olanrewaju Duradola for the vacant WBC Silver title in the cruiserweight division.

Hosea Burton will meet Dan Azeez for the vacant British light-heavyweight title and Mikael Lawal will square off with Steven Ward in a cruiserweight title eliminator as undefeated IBF International welterweight champion Florian Marku puts his belt on the line for the first time against an opponent to be confirmed, less than two months after outpointing Maxim Prodan to pick up the bauble.

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