Matchroom Signs Rising Star Ellie Scotney
In the wake of the young Terri Harper running through the boxing world, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing announced they have signed Ellie Scotney. The 21-year-old, born in Lewisham, will be making her debut for the promotion on Saturday, March 28 on the undercard of David Avanesyan v. Josh Kelly. That fight will be taking place inside the O2 Arena.
“I’m over the moon to be joining the Matchroom stable,” said Scotney. “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 start Shannon Courtenay so I know that the sky is the limit with Eddie and my team.”
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Scotney is 3-2 in her amateur career. She won three in a row between two losses. An accomplished boxer, Ellie won the 2017 Elite National Amateur Title at 57kg and the English Title at Youth level. Trained by Adam Booth, Scotney works with the aforementioned Kelly as well as Courtenay.
“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,” Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn stated. “We saw Terri Harper create history in Sheffield last week by dethroning long-reigning WBC Super-Featherweight Champion Eva Wahlstrom to become the first ever British woman to win one of the major World Titles and Irish hero Katie Taylor has been flying the flag for women’s boxing in recent years. 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.”
Scotney will make her pro debut at featherweight, with an opponent to be determined. This will be her first time since starting her career that she has fought in front of family and friends in London.