2022 Women’s Boxing Prospect Of The Year: Skye Nicolson
2021 Winner: Sandy Ryan
Look it isn’t the deepest talent pool as women’s boxing is still in the early days, but to evolve we have to evolve hence giving the award out for the first time last year to Sandy Ryan.
We see Skye Nicolson as the most promising fighter in women’s boxing as of now, for the following reasons.
For starters, she loves to fight – she stayed extremely active fighting five times in one calendar and seems poised to be fighting for a world title in 2023. The other aspect of her that I find engaging is that she has awkward movement as he legs dictate her action in the ring, as her hand placement often appears to be window dressing for how she is trying to beat her opponent with foot-feints, movement or moving in-and-out of position.
Nicolson was the fighter in women’s boxing who stood out amongst her peers and has already secured her spot as a future pillar of DAZN/Matchroom as she is being used as a commentator for fights as well.
Nicolson looks like a model and fights like the 2020 Olympian that she is.
Nina Hughes – An incredible story, as she might not fit the traditional prospect label, as she is 40-years-old, and just won a world title over Jamie Mitchell. Still, Hughes’ success shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Beatriz Ferreira – Mean, mean and mean. The 2020 Olympic silver medalist has an extremely aggressive professional style that screams out main event boxing. It will be interesting to see if she can land a marquee fight in the next few years.
Caroline Dubois – As good of a fighter as I have seen making the transition from the Olympics to the pros, Dubois looks to be a truly world-class fighter in only a few fights.