Lauren Price will turn professional later this year.

The 27-year-old won middleweight gold at the Olympics in Tokyo, becoming the first Welsh fighter to claim a boxing gold medal.

Price has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list and says that she will reveal her plans in terms of promotional and managerial agreements in due course.

“I’ve achieved all I can as an amateur, I've won gold at every single major tournament,” Price said in an interview with BBC Sport Wales. “Winning Olympic gold changed my life.”

Commonwealth Games gold medals, as well as number one spots in the World Championships and European Games in the vest and headguard, were highlights of a glittering amateur career for Price, who now has designs on becoming an undisputed world champion in the paid code, much like Irish fighter Katie Taylor.

Taylor claimed gold in London in 2012 and has become the undisputed WBO, WBC, IBF, WBA and Ring Magazine world lightweight champion since turning professional. She has also clinched the WBO crown up at super-lightweight to enter her name among those to have held titles in two different weight divisions.

Price is a former kickboxing world champion and played international football for Wales before donning the gloves and she is looking to make history again.

“I was the first Welsh person to win Olympic boxing gold,” she continued, “and maybe I can be the first [Welsh] female to become a world champion as well.”