Former kickboxing world champion Amy Timlin has signed a professional boxing contract with Black Country Boxing promotions at the age of 19. Timlin smashed the kickboxing scene winning a British title, 5 national titles, a Commonwealth a European and a world title. Timlin has only had nine amateur fights before turning over winning 5 of them but fought some hard competition like the world’s number 3 fighter from Russia only losing on a split decision with slot of people thinking she should have won. Timlin was trained as an amateur by Frankie Gavin but will now be under the tutelage of BcB's head coaches Paul Mann and Errol Johnson.
Head Trainer Paul Mann said this about the Timlin joining the BcB stable he said “She’s a real baby faced assassin. She has great power and work rate and has a very, very bright future.” When Timlin was ask about her how she feels about turning over to the paid ranks she said “I can’t wait, I think the pro game will suit me as I like to sit down on my shots. This is the start of an exciting journey for me. I’m turning over to the pros because I’m more suited to it, I like to ground myself and sit down on my punches, everyone says I have a pro style of fighting”. Timlin is making her pro debut on May 11th at Walsall town hall on BcB's “Showtime” show when asked how she felt about making her pro debut she said “I’m really excited, I can’t wait for my debut in May".
The teenage Baby face assassin becomes the sixth female boxer to join the ranks as she joins Kristine Shergold, Rachel Ball, Kirstie Bavington, Dani Hodges and Lauren Johnson on the BCB Books. The Birmingham Boxing Column look forward to watching Amy in the pro ranks on May 11th.
The column featured Amy when she had just turned over to the amateurs at seventeen and I knew then this girl was destined for the pro ranks. Timlin may have only had nine Amateur fights but has fought at a high level in the ABA's due to her success in Kickboxing. Nineteen is a young age to turn over to the pros but Amy and her team are confident that her style suits the paid ranks. Black Country Boxing promotions has a great stable of female fighters now as this part or the sport grows. If she can follow in the footsteps of her stable mates Ball, Hodges, Bavington, Shergold and Johnson she will have a great start to her career. The column looks forward to seeing Timlin debut at Walsall town hall on May 11th.