Scarrott On Collision Course

James Scarrott has been on a collision course with his next opponent since before he made his pro debut earlier this year.

A third pro outing comes when BCB Promotions stage a show at the Park Inn Hotel, in Northampton town centre (Silver Street), with fight night set for tonight – Friday September 9.

He’s again been paired with left-hander MJ Hall, who was the first match for both of his previous pro contests, before withdrawing for other opportunities.

Scarrott instead tackled Dean Wilkinson on his June debut, before returning to beat Paul Scaife in July. Both were four-round points whitewashes, scored 40-36.

The teenage welterweight turned over at the age of 18, the youngest age at which a pro licence can be obtained, and is already engaged to fiance Milly.

Scarrott also has 30 bouts of amateur experience, representing hometown outfit Worcester City Boxing Club, who he last featured for in 2021.

His unpaid career saw him rack 30 bouts, 18 of them wins, and saw him earn area honours claimed in the England Schools, Junior (twice) and Youth Championships.

He said: “I’ve pretty much carried on from my last training camp, I was back in the gym on the Monday after the fight. It’s been mainly about keeping my fitness up.

“I’m feeling good and I want to build on what I’ve already done. Both of my performances have been decent, with all rounds won, so I can’t complain.

“They felt like the same sort of opponents, I couldn’t really tell them apart. My game is to catch them out and counter punch, so that’s worked well.

“I’m boxing a southpaw, this time, and I haven’t come across many of them, so it could be a bit of a test. I was supposed to have MJ Hall twice before, so I’m hoping it’s third time lucky.

“I’ve seen him around at the BCB shows before and had a chat with him, so it’s nothing personal and I respect that he’s a very experienced fighter.

“This is my third one in less than three months, so I’ll prob have a couple of months off after and, hopefully, get another one before the end of the year.

“I’ve mentioned maybe having a six-rounder, after this, and I think I’d be better over a longer distance, because it can take me a while to warm up sometimes.

“Every sparring session that I have is, at least, six rounds and I’ve been doing a lot with Macauley Owen (fellow undefeated pro), as he’s a southpaw and a good prospect.”

Tickets for the Park Inn bill are available, priced at £40 for unreserved seating or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting

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