“The Catford Massiv won’t be there” – but Ellie Scotney still excited about making professional debut on Matchroom show tomorrow

Ellie Scotney is set to make her professional debut on Saturday night – with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing a seven-month delay. The 22-year-old from Catford signed a long-term promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing in February and was due to be out on a show at Greenwich’s 02 Arena on March 28.

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Joshua Buatsi comes through biggest challenge of his career – as Croydon man stops Marko Calic in seventh round

Joshua Buatsi came through the first major test of his professional career to halt Marko Calic in the seventh round and retain his WBA International light-heavyweight title on Sunday night. The Croydon fighter had been out of the ring for 402 days and looked in distress in the third round when he was thumbed in the eye.

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Joshua Buatsi not focusing on the negatives as Croydon fighter gears up for ring return

Joshua Buatsi knows he could have been knocking on the door for a world title shot if Covid-19 had not changed the boxing landscape – but the Croydon fighter isn’t about to start feeling sorry for himself. The 27-year-old is set to end more than 13 months out of the ring when he defends his WBA International light-heavyweight title against Marko Calic on Sunday.

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Croydon boxer Charlie Edwards set for ring return on Saturday

BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlie Edwards makes his ring return on Saturday – but will now be campaigning at bantamweight. The 27-year-old has relinquished his WBC world flyweight title with his last outing against quality Mexican operator Julio Cesar Martinez declared a no contest. Croydon’s Edwards was knocked down in the third round at Greenwich’s 02 Arena in August 2019 but the challenger landed a late left hook which saw him avoid defeat. Martinez has since won and defended the WBC belt.

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