Are We Near To An All Women’s Matchroom Card
If nothing else, Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp has highlighted the continued growth of women’s boxing.
In week two, Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas stole the show in a gripping, tightly contested fight that left doubt and everyone wanting more.
This past week there were no titles up for grabs, just personal pride and their own career progression on the line. Shannon Courtenay lost her unbeaten record to Rachel Ball and with yet more scoring debate, they are destined to meet again.
As Fight Camp heads towards its final bell, two more women look certain to be grabbing the headlines come Sunday morning.
Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon will repeat what they gave us in New York, unfinished business from a night to remember in the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Matchroom have done much to promote women’s boxing over the last few years, especially in the UK, and with multiple and continued signings, they show no signs of stopping any time soon.
Next month, Chantelle Cameron will finally get a shot at a world title. The likes of April Hunter and the Dave Coldwell managed Amy Timlin will all soon return, and Ellie Scotney will finally make her belated professional debut.
There are plenty more fighters not yet in the Matchroom bubble, and with the ever-increasing depth, are we nearing the time where we will see an all women’s Matchroom card.
There are certainly plenty of options to fill such a card with Katie Taylor the obvious headliner if she comes through her rematch this weekend.
With a strong co-main event of the quality of Harper and Jonas, add a possible world title defence by Cameron, and then throw in the return between Ball and Courtenay that’s a pretty strong card by anyone’s standard.
The Australian Ebanie Bridges has made clear of her intention to fight in the UK, her addition would certainly spark much interest, especially if it is a friend vs friend fight with Timlin.
The card could be filled by the likes of Hunter, Scotney and others. It would be a show of real quality and depth.
Women’s boxing has come so far in recent times, an all-female card is the next and logical step to take it even further. With the battle for relevance, acceptance, survival even, appearing to be won, the sport is ready for more. That real statement of intent.