One of the biggest rising stars in women’s boxing, Cherneka Johnson, is back defending her IBF world title against the undefeated Ellie Scotney this weekend in Wembley. This fight is the co-main event on the Edwards-Campos card.
Read further for a betting analysis on this fight and an official Johnson vs Scotney prediction before making your picks on this weekend’s betting slate.
Johnson vs. Scotney Information
Cherneka Johnson vs Ellie Scotney
Location of the fight: Wembley Arena, Wembley, UK.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 10. 4:00 PM ET estimated ring walk.
How to Watch: DAZN
Last Fight Record
Johnson is coming off one of the best fights of 2022 when she beat Susie Ramadan via unanimous decision in October.
Scotney also fought in October of last year, beating Mary Romero via unanimous decision.
Johnson vs. Scotney Betting Analysis
“Sugar Neekz” Johnson is one of the rising stars of women’s boxing. Fighting out of Australia and having a great social media following. She pairs her charm with boxing skills, and an inner-beast that comes out when she steps into the ring. She can bite down on her mouthpiece and fight anyone.
Johnson is 15-1 with 6 KO’s in her professional career. She is the current IBF world champion at the super bantamweight division.
Scotney is getting a world title shot in only her 7th professional fight, seemingly being the A-side of this matchup in her home country. She is 6-0 with no finishes in her professional career, along with an ABA amateur title back in 2017 before turning pro.
No injuries have been reported.
Johnson vs. Scotney Betting Preview
Before getting to the Johnson vs Scotney prediction, make sure to take a thorough look at all the available betting lines for this super bantamweight title bout.
These lines are pretty interesting; Johnson comes in as the big underdog with odds at +400. Scotney will be the -600 betting underdog in her first world title fight. These odds are slightly surprising given the fact that Johnson is a proven champion. And this is Scotney’s toughest test by far in her first world title fight.
There are some other interesting prop bets as well for this co-main event of the night. Assuming neither of these fighters will be able to knock out the other. Johnson’s odds even grow larger to win by decision, coming in at +700 at some sportsbooks.
Scotney is -280 to win by decision, which is much better boxing odds to bet on rather than her moneyline. It is worrisome, given the current state of boxing, to think that Scotney is in her home country with her promotion, along with being the big betting favorite, without proving much in her career.
Johnson vs. Scotney Betting Prediction
The official Johnson vs Scotney prediction is that “Sugar Neekz” Johnson is going to get her hand raised on Saturday night in Wembley. Let’s talk about why this will be the result.
Johnson is going to be the more physical fighter and will look to impose a lot of physicality onto the younger, inexperienced Scotney. Scotney might have the slight edge on technical boxing ability, but she has no knockout power, and Johnson has been in wars.
It is very easy to see how Johnson will look to grind this out. She will bite down on her mouthpiece at the end of rounds and give the judges something good to see to remember that round by.
- At +400 odds for Johnson’s Moneyline, this seems like a pretty easy boxing pick to make.
The payout will be huge, and she has a lot to prove being the B-side to this matchup in her opponent’s hometown.