Flyweight Prospect Maisey Rose Courtney Patiently Pursuing A World Championship
Women’s boxing is hugely popular and has become a big business in Great Britain. Flyweight Maisey Rose Courtney (1-0, 0KOs) has aspirations of becoming that nation’s latest female boxing sensation.
First putting on the gloves at age eight, Courtney had a standout amateur career winning six British national titles. She made her pro debut in October 2022 with an easy four-round decision win over Judit Hackbold on the undercard of undisputed lightweight Katie Taylor’s successful title defense against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
Earlier this month, Courtney signed a multi-year promotional deal with Matchroom. The promotional giant has been aware of the fighter from London, England for quite a while, as she was the first woman to train out of the Matchroom Elite Boxing Gym.
ON THE MOVE
During an interview with UK’s Boxing Social, the 22-year-old said she wants to have an active 2023, hoping to fight five to six times this year. Long term, the goal is to win a flyweight world championship in the next 12-18 months.
“I love beating people! I love having a bit of a fight but try to keep it a little bit classy . . . I just want to excel to the best that I can, be the best me that I can be. Whether that’s a world champion at the end of this year or world champion next year . . . I’m only young; I’ll get there when I get there.”
With current unified champion Marlen Esparza (12-1, 1 KOs), IBF champion Arely Mucino (32-3-2, 11 KOs), and WBO champ Gabriela Celeste Alaniz (14-0, 6 KOs), the talent pool is deep at 112. But Courtney has a lot of natural ability and the drive to succeed. She and her handlers believe the future is bright, and she will make a swift move up the flyweight ranks.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.