Brazilian Olympic Silver medallist Beatriz Ferreira makes her 3rd appearance since turning pro and signing for Matchroom this coming weekend. On the undercard of Dalton Smith vs Sam Maxwell, live on DAZN, Ferreira will Mexican Karla Ramos Zamora at the Sheffield Arena.
Born and raised in Salvador, Brazil, Beatriz Iasmin Soares Ferreira, widely known as “The Beast,” is making waves in the world of boxing. Ferreira made her amateur boxing debut in 2017 and has 99 recorded fights, winning 91 of them!
In July 2022, Ferreira made headlines once again by signing a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. This partnership marked an important milestone in her professional career and presented exciting opportunities for future success. With her sights set on greatness, Ferreira made her professional debut just a few months later in Cleveland, Ohio.
Before transitioning to the professional ranks, Ferreira had an illustrious amateur career. Her crowning achievement came at the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia, where she clinched the gold medal in the Lightweight category. However, her hunger for success didn’t stop there. Ferreira’s determination led her to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where she claimed the silver medal in the same category. Despite her decision to turn professional, Ferreira’s ambition remains strong, as she aims to surpass her previous achievements and secure gold at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Known for her aggressive and relentless fighting style, Ferreira has gained a reputation as a come-forward fighter. Her debut professional bout against fellow Brazilian Taynna Cardoso showcased her skills and tenacity, as she dropped her opponent twice and secured a dominant four-round shutout decision victory. Ferreira’s determination to leave a lasting impression prompted her to insist on three-minute rounds for her professional debut, showcasing her desire to push boundaries and elevate women’s boxing.
Less than a month later, Ferreira proved her prowess once again. On the undercard of the highly anticipated Estrada vs. Chocolatito III fight, she faced Carisse Brown, who held a record of 7-2. Ferreira’s ferocity shone through as she stopped Brown in just two rounds, further establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the boxing world.
As Beatriz Ferreira continues her professional career under the guidance of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, fans and pundits eagerly anticipate her future matchups and the potential for greatness. Upon signing her, promoter Eddie Hearn stated “Beatriz is one of the most ferocious pound-for-pound fighters I have ever seen come through the amateur system, she is going to light up the professional scene and become a huge star in the sport”
Ferreira is not short of experience and advice within her stable either with Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor in the same gym. With the 2024 Olympics on the horizon, Ferreira’s quest for glory and her unwavering dedication to her craft make her a formidable opponent for anyone who steps into the ring with “The Beast.”
By Lee Browne