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Ellie Scotney vs. Mea Motu purse bid delayed

By Declan Taylor

THE purse bid for Ellie Scotney’s proposed world title defence towards Mea Motu has been delayed with each side hopeful of placing a late deal.

The IBF have ordered their champion Scotney to defend towards her obligatory challenger, the 19-0 (7) New Zealander, and a handbag bid was scheduled for July 9.

Nonetheless, with discussions progressing properly, each side requested an extension on the negotiation interval so as to make the combat with no bid wanted. And, on the day of the bid, the IBF agreed.

Matchroom CEO Frank Smith instructed Boxing Information: “The purse bid has been delayed by 10 days.

“We would be capable to get a deal achieved. Either side requested it as a result of we’re hopeful. We’re hopeful we will get one thing collectively, for positive.”

When requested whether or not Matchroom are planning on staging that combat within the UK, Smith added: “We’re not positive of the plan for the combat but, we’re working by the main points at this finish.

“I do know Eddie met with Ellie and Shane [McGuigan] the opposite day. Hopefully we can have some information on that quickly.”

Scotney, 9-0, is the present unified super-bantamweight champion after including the WBO strap held by Segolene Lefebvre to her assortment on April 13.

The Catford ace has designs on changing into undisputed however now seems set to defend towards her IBF obligatory first.

Motu, in the meantime, is coming off the again of a second-round stoppage victory of beforehand undefeated Noppaket Srisawas in April.

John Anderson
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