Chloe Watson Impresses Again
I interviewed Chloe Watson around 9 months ago and despite her professional debut still being some way in the distance, there was that feeling that I was speaking to a potential world champion. Even more so when she told me:
“I want to be a world champion but my goals go way past that.“
The Birkenhead flyweight hopeful is supremely confident in her abilities, and her ambitions seemingly have no limits. Watson could come over as arrogant in the lofty hopes for her boxing career, but the unbeaten prospect stays on the right side of confidence.
Watson is now 3-0 as a professional, her latest victory came on Friday night, a hometown showcase for a fighter who has more than impressed in those three fights.
Fara El Bousairi came with a decent enough reputation and plenty of ambitions of her own and gave Watson much to think about before losing a 59-56 points decision, and in the process becoming the first fighter to take a round off Watson. A fighter who clearly enjoys her work, Watson paints a picture of more than a touch of class. Trust me, she has real potential.
Watson 22, impressed again in a thoroughly entertaining fight, by some distance the best fight on the Wasserman promoted card. The amateur pedigree always promised plenty, Watson is already living up to the immense hype that was already there even before she turned professional last year. Under the tutelage of boxing royalty Ricky Hatton, Watson is coming along nicely, and the hopes of world titles and beyond are not a thing of fantasy.
The flyweight division has little domestic depth, but that might change in the coming weeks. Nicola Hopewell is in the final stages of her application for a British Board of Control licence, and her professional debut proper is imminent. Worksop’s Hopewell normally campaigns at super-flyweight, but a potential fight with Watson isn’t that hard to imagine. Hopewell needs time to find her way in her new world, but Watson vs Hopewell is a potential crackerjack of a fight for 2023.
But Hopewell or not, Watson is another bright light for women’s boxing. It will be very hard to hold her back. Major titles look a mere formality for Watson.