The latest Mark Taffet Media managed female boxing prodigy — 19 year old Sarah Liegmann of Germany — will make her pro boxing debut on Saturday, September 4 on the Carden Combat Sports card being held at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Liegmann, a 17-time world amateur kickboxing champion and 25-time European amateur kickboxing champion, will take on North Carolina’s Kedra Bradley in a four-round super bantamweight bout.
“I am so excited to be making my professional boxing debut in the United States on September 4. It will be the realization of a lifelong dream for me,” said Sarah Liegmann.
“I have been training very hard for months with coach John David Jackson in Florida, and I can’t wait to get into the ring and show the American fans my progress. I want to thank my manager Mark Taffet and promoter John Carden for giving me this opportunity. I will do my best to show the boxing world that I am ready for this challenge and journey.”
Inspired by female combat sports superstars Claressa Shields, Holly Holm, Amanda Serrano and Kayla Harrison – all of whom have excelled and pursued a second combat sport discipline during their careers as female sports icons – Sarah has chosen a unique path as a European woman who is beginning her professional career in the United States. She has also demonstrated her seriousness of purpose by choosing as her boxing coach and mentor the trainer of champions John David Jackson, a former professional boxing champion himself who has trained Claressa Shields and Evander Holyfield among his list of superior talent. Liegmann and Jackson train in Jackson’s home state of Florida.
“With an incredible 17 world amateur kickboxing titles at just 19 years of age, Sarah Liegmann is one of the special young female athletes in the world and has a bright future ahead of her,” said Mark Taffet, President of Mark Taffet Media.
“Sarah deserves tremendous credit for making her professional debut in boxing – a different sport than the one in which she has earned incredible accolades her entire youth. She is fearless and is looking to be a trailblazer and role model for young women the world over.”
Liegmann is the latest boxer to join the roster of top female talent managed by former HBOPPV head Mark Taffet under his Mark Taffet Media banner. Other top female boxers managed by Taffet include: 2-time Olympic gold medal winner and 10x world champion in 3 weight divisions Claressa Shields, WBC Silver heavyweight champion Danielle Perkins, WBC interim junior middleweight champion Patricia Berghult, and Scotland’s first female world champion and current #3 world-ranked super welterweight Hannah Rankin.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to test my skills against Sarah Liegmann on September 4,” said Greensboro, North Carolina’s Kedra Bradley. “I have made great progress with my new trainer Jeff Copeland, and I look forward to a great fight and a big victory when I step in that ring in Omaha!”