Australia’s “Shotgun” Shannon O’Connell has a few months ahead and a chance to take her career to the next level.
Hosking Promotions announced it had signed O’Connell to their banner and that she will face Canada’s Sandy Tsagouris in Toronto, Sept. 11, on an event that will is headlined by the Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy Karpency WBC light heavyweight title bout.
O’Connell currently rides a three-fight winning streak that includes a first-round TKO win over Rienthong Rongrien Kila Korat and a decision victory over Bronwyn Wylie in a bout where she claimed the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association World super bantamweight title.
The Shotgun has been active since her last night, not only training but also helping raise $1,000 for ASD Learning, even participating in a 12-hour cardio challenge.
Tsagouris, also known as “Little Tyson,” is on a bit of a roll herself, coming off back-to-back wins in 2014 after a three-year absence away from the ring. Little Tyson is once again coming off a year-long layoff. While there’s a possibility of ring rust from Tsagouris, she’ll no doubt have the home crowd behind her.
Both fighters are similar in style and experience, which should make for an impressive fight.
O’Connell is also scheduled to face Colombia’s Dayana Cordero in November for the vacant WBC Silver featherweight title.