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POINTS DECISION: Croxley’s Muay Thai star narrowly misses out on world title

 Published on: 18th June 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Croxley teen entered the ring to fight for a female World Boxing Council (WBC) world title last night (Saturday, June 17), losing out on the victory to a points decision.

Croxley’s Muay Thai boxing hero Ellie Harber, 17, came up against Swedish fighter Zahra Al-Mougrabi in the ROAR Fighting Championships at PRYZM nightclub in Watford. Ellie was looking to claim a WBC title having already collected a plethora of accolades in her career to date, the most notable of which being the WBC European Super Featherweight Muay Thai title which she clinched last July.

The two fighters were evenly matched and went the full five rounds in a close and ferocious encounter.

WBC MuayThai posted on social media after the bout: “Zahra Al-Mougrabi is this evening celebrating capturing the WBC MuayThai Under18 super-featherweight world championship strap after a fantastic battle of attrition with England’s Ellie Harber on today’s Roar Fighting Championship event in Watford, UK. She took home a split points decision in what was an excellent, close-fought encounter throughout the entire five rounds.”

Ellie’s mother, Emma Isichei, told MyLocalNews: “Very close split decision. Could have gone either way, her corner thought she did enough and so did a few ringside but it’s always good to wait a few days and look at it again. Either way she’s off to Venice today (June 18) as part of the England WBC Team to compete in the Amazing Muay Thai WBC World Championships! 440 athletes from 49 countries will be competing. We’re grateful for the sponsors who made the fight possible and also everyone who came out to support!”

After the fight, Ellie posted on Instagram: “So… plenty of time to reflect on the result, wrong side of a split but I thought I scored cleaner even if I wasn’t at my best. But whatever, life is about experiences and I had such great support tonight. Life goes on, I’m gutted for myself, my team and my family and friends but there’s no point moaning about the decision. Well done Zahra and family, good people and total respect. Safe journey home and look forward to seeing you again.

“Who runs the world? Girls!!”




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