Girls’s Rankings Replace: Scotney jumps to No. 3 at 122 and extra


Ellie Scotney celebrates profitable the IBF junior featherweight title from Cherneka Johnson –
10 June 2023
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A really lively week within the ladies’s boxing entrance produced a sequence of adjustments in our rankings.

Probably the most notable one is Ellie Scotney’s soar from No. 5 to No. 3 at junior featherweight after her win over No. 4 Cherneka Johnson over the weekend.

“Ellie Scotney confirmed nice abilities and ring generalship in conserving Cherneka Johnson off her sport and unable to mount the form of protection we anticipated,” stated historian Malissa Smith, including that “Scotney is an actual expertise with dedication and grit as a champion” earlier than justifying her optimistic vote, with columnist Mark Jones agreeing by saying that “each fighters had been in very good bodily situation, and the battle was consummated at a excessive degree.”
“It was a troublesome battle for her and as soon as once more she proved to be succesful and have the mandatory instruments to resolve conditions within the ring,” stated guide creator and TV commentator Yesica Palmetta about Scotney, whereas Stunning Brawler’s Lupi Gutierrez-Beagle stated that “Scotney, with the persistence of a pit bull, undoubtedly ought to be above ‘Sugar Neeks’.”
Additionally at 122, Maureen Shea’s inactivity at that weight might be in assessment subsequent week together with a number of different fighters. As we now have acknowledged earlier in our sequence, we expanded our one-year inactivity coverage through the COVID-19 pandemic with a view to enable fighters who had been affected by journey and coaching restrictions to get their careers again in observe, however we at the moment are again on our common schedule and might be reexamining a few of our rankings very quickly.

One change that we had been in a position to spot earlier on is Kali Reis’ inactivity at junior welterweight. After a vote, it was determined that Reis might be dropped and Greece’s Christina Linardatou will occupy the No. 5 spot within the 140-pound rankings, with everybody else transferring up one spot.


Diego M. Morilla writes for The Ring since 2013. He has additionally written for, and plenty of different magazines, web sites, newspapers and shops since 1993. He’s a full member of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of America and an elector for the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame. He has received two first-place awards within the BWAA’s annual writing contest, and he’s the moderator of The Ring’s Girls’s Rankings Panel. He served as copy editor for the second period of The Ring en Español (2018-2020) and is presently a author and editor for


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