Matchroom To Proceed With June 10 Show In Wembley, Ellie Scotney Features
Ellie Scotney will get her dream world title chance with home advantage now also secured.
NoSmokeSport.com has learnt that Catford’s Scotney (6-0) will challenge Australia’s Cherneka Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs) for her IBF super bantamweight world title on Saturday, June 10 at Wembley’s OVO Arena, Live on DAZN.
Scoteny-Johnson was supposed to take place on the May 20 Katie Taylor-Chantelle Cameron undercard in Dublin but Cameron requested that Scotney be taken off the card due to prior conflicts with her trainer Shane McGuigan.
They have previously shared cards with Cameron claiming that “only the people closest to me know what I had to go through because of this” and therefore she was not willing to let that affect her in the biggest fight of her career.
Scotney-Johnson will be part of a Matchroom card which also features Youssef Khoumari (14-1-1, 5 KOs) and Reece Bellotti (15-5, 13 KOs) in an eliminator for the British super featherweight championship. Khoumari-Bellotti was supposed to take place on the April 29 Dalton Smith-Sam Maxwell show before that card was cancelled.
Rising Heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher (8-0, 7 KOs) is expected to challenge for his first professional title with an opponent unknown as of yet.
Nina Hughes (5-0, 2 KOs) will make the first defence of her WBA crown against former world champion Shannon Courtney (8-2, 3 KOs).
Hughes upset Jamie Mitchell, who decisioned Courtney in 2021, last November and hopes a win over ‘The Baby Face Assassin’ will set up a unification with Australia’s IBF champion Ebanie Bridges, who is also represented by Matchroom.
2020 Olympian Cheavon Clarke (5-0, 4 KOs) will meet British cruiserweight title challenger, Scotland’s David Jamieson (10-2, 7 KOs) in an eliminator for the Lonsdale belt.
Both Hughes-Courtney and Clarke-Jamieson were first reported by International Boxing News.