Catford world champion Ellie Scotney focused on undisputed crown after adding title to her collection


Ellie Scotney has moved a step closer to her goal of becoming undisputed super-bantamweight champion after outpointing Segolene Lefebvre on Saturday night.

The Catford boxer, 26, took the WBO title off Lefebvre in Manchester to add to the IBF belt that was already in her possession.

Scotney needs to add the WBC belt and WBA titles, held by Mexican pair Yamileth Mercado and Erika Cruz Hernandez, to become undisputed ruler. The former Lynn amateur has only had nine bouts in the paid ranks.

She outpointed Lefebvre by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94.

“I’m just blessed,” said Scotney immediately after the outcome was announced. “There’s a lot we didn’t show (in terms of how she boxed) but we’re getting closer.

“I’ve beaten opponents when I’m not at my best. There’s more to come.

“Undisputed (is the aim). I’m ready and waiting.”

Manchester, UK: Ellie Scotney v Ségolène Lefebvre, Ring Magazine, IBF and WBO World Female Super Bantamweight Title.
13 April 2024
Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
Ellie Scotney celebrates her points victory

Scotney’s performance got the seal of approval from trainer Shane McGuigan.

“I’m really proud,” he said. “She’s going to get a stoppage soon, she nearly got it this time. She paced that fight much better than the last one.

“I truly believe we are just scratching the surface in terms of what she is capable of doing.”

It will be down to Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn to line Scotney up for the other bouts needed to complete the full set of titles.

And the promoter has talked confidently about doing exactly that.

“She has established herself as the number one in the division now,” said Hearn. “There are two other fighters, Erika Cruz and Mercado, and one of those will be next. It was a great performance, great punch output and exciting.

“That is what you want to see when you are watching at home – someone with relentless pressure – she didn’t stop letting her hands go.

“She is the favourite now to beat Cruz and Mercado. It’s two more fights to become undisputed.”


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