Amy Timlin and Carly Skelly will battle it out for the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight title on the Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora undercard on October 31.
Warwickshire’s Timlin (4-0, 0 KOs) is trained by Kieran Farrell and managed by Dave Coldwell, and hopes to add her name to the new wave of talent in women’s boxing.
“I’m buzzing for this. I’ve been training throughout lockdown and I’m ready to go,” said Timlin, 20. “This fight will push me on, it’s all about learning. The pressure is on her, Carly will come out all guns blazing but we’ve got a steady gameplan. I can’t wait for the first bell, this platform is huge.”
Liverpool southpaw Skelly (3-0, 0 KOs) works in children’s nursing and trains at the North Mersey ABC gym whilst also raising two young children.
“It’s been a long camp having to juggle things about but I’ve had some time off recently to concentrate on the fight,” said Skelly, 33. “It’s a massive risk for Amy to take at her age, she won’t have felt power like this from a more mature fighter. This fight opens doors, I believe in myself and want to reach world level.”
Timlin-Skelly will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.