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Jamie Mitchell beats Shannon Courtenay via majority decision to win WBA bantamweight title

Jamie Mitchell became the WBA bantamweight title-holder Saturday afternoon in England after beating former champion Shannon Courtenay by majority decision. It was a fight filled with drama before either participant stepped into the ring. Courtenay lost the title on the scales Friday after missing the 118-pound weight limit by 2.5 pounds -- something she said occurred due to her menstrual cycle unexpectedly starting.
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WBA women's bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay loses belt on scale ahead of title bout

WBA women's bantamweight title holder Shannon Courtenay lost her belt on Friday by missing weight ahead of her bout against Jamie Mitchell. Courtenay weighed in at 120.5 pounds, 2.5 pounds over the bantamweight limit for the fight before her first defense of the title on the undercard of the Liam Smith-Anthony Fowler WBA light middleweight title fight. The 28-year-old Courtenay (7-1, 3 KOs), who still plans to fight Mitchell on Saturday, explained the situation on Instagram later Friday.
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Shannon Courtenay explains how suffering a loss made her a world champion

Women’s boxing has been having a growth spurt in popularity over the past few years. With names such as Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and Jessica McCaskill, the ladies of the sweet science are getting closer to the stage that they deserve. WBA female bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay (7-1,...
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Shannon Courtenay loses bantamweight title on the scale

Shannon Courtenay’s reign as WBA bantamweight champion is over without a single defense. “The Baby Face Assassin” came in 2.5 pounds heavy for her planned defense against Jamie Mitchell on tomorrow’s Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler card and did not attempt to cut the remaining weight. The fight will proceed...
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Shannon Courtenay set to lose WBA world title after missing weight

Shannon Courtenay is set to lose her WBA bantamweight world title after missing weight ahead of her bout against Jamie Mitchell on Saturday. The 28-year-old weighed in 2.5lbs over the 118lbs limit in Liverpool on Friday afternoon and, although the bout will still go ahead, Courtenay will be stripped of the belt by the governing body. “We were on weight and ready to go yesterday,” Courtenay wrote on Instagram. “Then last night unexpectedly my menstrual cycle started, which makes women gain weight. We had no weight issues during camp and all week I’ve been in a really good place and...
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‘Devastated’ Shannon Courtenay focuses on her big bout

Shannon Courtenay is likely to be stripped of her WBA bantamweight title after failing to make weight for her defence against Jamie Mitchell.The 28-year-old was 2.5lbs over the 118lbs limit on Friday afternoon, but the Liverpool bout will still go ahead on Saturday.Courtenay explained a predicament on social media that proved entirely out of her control, leaving the Briton in the agonising situation of potentially losing the WBA belt.https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxZgKIICWr/“We was on weight and ready to go yesterday,” said Courtenay on Instagram.“Then last night unexpectedly my menstrual cycle started, which makes women gain weight.“We had no weight issues during camp and all week I’ve been in a really good place and ready.“To say I’m devastated is an understatement because this has never happened before, I’m always professional, but this was physically out of my control.“It’s happened and I can’t change it but what I can do is go out there, get the win and get my belt back straight after that, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
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Shannon Courtenay aims to send Mayweather Gym star home empty-handed

Shannon Courtenay has dreams of unifying the Bantamweight division but must first navigate a tricky maiden WBA World Title defence against undefeated American Jamie Mitchell on the undercard of Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool this Saturday October 9, live worldwide on DAZN. ‘The...
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Jamie Mitchell Aims To Punish Shannon Courtenay in WBA Title Clash

Jamie Mitchell has vowed to make her Saturday October 9 WBA Bantamweight World Title showdown a "dark and devastating" experience for reigning champion Shannon Courtenay at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. The pair were originally set to clash on the third and final instalment of Matchroom Fight Camp on...
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Shannon Courtenay injured, Aug. 14 title defense postponed

Shannon Courtenay was set to make the first defense of her WBA bantamweight title on Aug. 14 — which had been pushed back from an earlier Matchroom Fight Camp date already — but has withdrawn from the bout due to an injury in training camp. “I’m absolutely devastated but we’ve...
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Thorslund: Not Impressed By Shannon Courtenay, I'd Beat Her Easy

Dina Thorslund has the chance to become a two-weight world champion this week – and she has already set her sights on a potential unification showdown with WBA bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay. Reigning WBO super-bantamweight champion Thorslund (15-0, 6 KOs) drops down in weight to face Jasseth Noriega (27-4-2, 5...
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Shannon O’Connell Wants To Step In Against Shannon Courtenay

Shannon Courtenay realized her dream in boxing earlier this year with a hard fought victory over Ebanie Bridges. Her first title defense was (and currently is scheduled) to take place of Week 1 of Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp but there has already been a setback. Courtenay’s opponent pulled out due to an injury.
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