BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Ellie Scotney has signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and will make her professional debut on March 28.
The Catford boxer will feature on the undercard of David Avanesyan-Josh Kelly at Greenwich’s O2, writes Richard Cawley.
Scotney will be trained by Adam Booth, who performed the same role when Bermondsey’s David Haye was at his peak.
She boxed as an amateur for Lynn under Samm Mullins and followed him when he opened Churchill’s – his own gym.
She won the 2017 Elite national amateur title at 57kg and the English Title at youth level having entered after only four amateur bouts.
Scotney was in serious contention for a GB Olympic qualifying place for Tokyo 2020 before leaving the programme last year to pursue her pro career.
“I’m over the moon to be joining the Matchroom stable,” said Scotney, who will campaign at featherweight.
“I can’t wait for my debut at The O2, it all seems surreal at the minute.
“I’m counting down to fight night already. I’m joining a team that boasts a two-weight world champion in Katie Taylor, the first British woman to win a world title in Terri Harper and rising star Shannon Courtenay, so I know that the sky is the limit with Eddie and my team.
Hearn said: “I’m excited to announce the signing of gifted Adam Booth protege Ellie Scotney who will make her highly-anticipated professional debut on the undercard of Avanesyan versus Kelly at The O2.
“Women’s boxing is absolutely flying at the moment and this is the perfect time for Ellie to start her journey in the professional ranks.
“Ellie joins a thriving Matchroom stable and I believe she in the perfect place to develop her skills as she bids to become the latest major player in women’s boxing.
The March 28 show at The O2 is shaping up to be another huge night of boxing.”
PHOTO BY MARK ROBINSON/MATCHROOM BOXING
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