Lightweight Prospect Giorgio Visioli is Creating a Buzz
Great Britain is a country filled with promising up-and-coming prospects. One who aspires to be the future of the British boxing scene is southpaw lightweight Giorgio Visioli (2-0, 2 KOs).
As a kid, the resident of Guildford, England was a kickboxer, traveling throughout Europe and competing in various kickboxing tournaments. But at age sixteen, Visioli made the transition over to boxing.
As an amateur, he won numerous local and national titles, which included the Southern County and ABA’s Senior Elite National Championships. Ranked as England’s top amateur lightweight, Visioli dreamt of representing England in the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. However, the opportunity to turn professional was something he could not resist. He signed a multi-year deal with Matchroom Boxing in August 2023.
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Visioli made his pro debut in November 2023 with a first-stoppage of Lee Anthony Sibley. In his last outing on the undercard of Lewis Crocker versus Jose Felix, Visiol scored a second-round stoppage over Samuel Pikire. Following the win over Pikire, Visioli spoke with the media source Boxing Social and said he was happy with his progress.
“I always thought that, ‘I want to put bums in seats’, and I’m doing that right now, and I’m not forcing nothing. I’m just being myself and letting everything flow. That’s all I’m doing in the ring.”
In observing his two professional fights, the physical ability of Visioli is obvious. The now 20-year-old is athletic and quick of hands and foot. Despite his speed, he is not reckless in the ring. He’s calm and mature beyond his years.
Outside the ring, former world flyweight champion Sunny Edwards has provided Visioli plenty of mentorship, schooling the young man on the ins and outs of the professional trade.
Team Visioli hopes to use 2024 to gain valuable experience to fight for domestic professional titles in the next twelve to eighteen months. When it comes to the future of Visioli, optimism abounds.
**Images in the attachment are from Visioli’s Instagram page (@giorgiovisioli)