14 February 2020

Team GB amateur Ellie Scotney 'over the moon' to sign for Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing ahead of debut on March 28

Elite British amateur Ellie Scotney has signed for Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing ahead of her debut in London on March 28.

The youngster burst onto the scene when she was crowned national champion in the -57kg category in 2017 despite suffering a broken hand.

And she now has a sensational team behind her with promoter Hearn and trainer Adam Booth both working for her to progress her professional career.

Speaking about the decision to sign with Matchroom, Scotney said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the Matchroom stable. 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."

Hearn has been responsible for the rise of a number of women's boxers in the pro ranks including Irish superstar Katie Taylor and recently crowned WBC World Super Featherweight champion Terri Harper.

And the British promoter, who is backed by Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US, believes Scotney can add to the female talent coming through within his stable, starting with her debut at the 02 in March.

“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 vs Kelly at The O2," said Hearn.

“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.

“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."

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