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WORLD CHAMPION: Teenage boxer wins world title at first adult tournament

 Published on: 4th March 2024   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

A talented teenage boxer from Croxley has won the WBC World Championships in Muay Thai boxing.

Despite being one of the youngest fighters in the tournament, 18-year-old Ellie Harber was crowned victorious at the championships, which took place in Thailand between February 2 and 5.

Judges additionally named Croxley’s boxing prodigy the Female Fighter of the Tournament, which Ellie said was a “huge honour” given it was her first adult competition.

The champion told CROXLEYnews: “I knew I had a chance, but with each win, I grew in confidence.

“This win means so much to me. Each win I get is in honour of my grandfather, who has passed away – I deliver the wins for him.”

Ellie faced four opponents from the 57kg division across the tournament. She fought strong Scottish boxer Emma Widowson in a well-matched final round, but in the end, it was Ellie who prevailed.

Coach Lyndon Knowles of Knowlesy Academy in Edgware said: “I am so proud Ellie won the WBC World Championships. The move from a junior fighter to an adult is large and Ellie has made the transition well.

“I am pleased to be part of her journey and together we are looking to the future.”

After her first win for England at the Junior World Championships in May 2018, Ellie has gathered a number of titles. Her recent win at the World Championships is her 12th world title.

Now a professional boxer, Ellie looks forward to upcoming matches in Harrow and Birmingham.

She encourages local sponsors to make contact via her Instagram account @ellie_harber.

Ellie previously won the Young Sporting Achiever award at the mylocalHero awards in 2022.

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