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Double Trouble 2

Professional boxing returns to Walsall Town Hall in November with EJKO Promotions’ mouth-watering ‘Double Trouble 2’.

The show, on Saturday, 16th November, features a British Title Eliminator and British Masters Title fight at the top of the bill plus seven intriguing undercard bouts.

After recovering from their respective injuries, Cradley’s Chris Male (12-1) and Coventry’s Troy James (14-2-1) go head to head for a shot at the British Super Featherweight Title.

The Midlands pair were due to meet earlier this month but Male suffered a calf injury and James was struck down by illness. Now fully recovered, the pair lockhorns with the victor moving up the rankings and closer to a shot at the British Super Featherweight belt, currently held by Liverpool’s Stephen ‘Swifty’ Smith (17-1).

There’s also a title on the line. Stourbridge’s former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion, Steven Pearce (7-2) takes on Stafford’s Rob Hunt (17-2-2) for a British Masters Welterweight strap.

28-year old Pearce will be entering the ring for the first time since losing his Midlands Area Title to Sam Eggington in April and will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Hunt, 27, made an impressive return to the ring earlier this month with a convincing victory over Andrew Patterson at the Town Hall having been inactive since bowing out of Prizefighter with a deep cut at the turn of the year.

“It’s going to be an exciting show,” explained Promoter, Errol Johnson. “Male and James is a real 50/50 fight, so is Pearce and Hunt.

“There’s not much separating the fighters so boxing fans are in for a real treat. We’ve got seven fights on the undercard too, so it’s going to be a great night of boxing.”

Walsall’s, Chris Keane (10-1), is chief support. The Midlands Area Cruiserweight Champion defeated experienced Lithuanian Remigijus Ziausys for a second time earlier this month and will be looking for a sterner test this time around.

West Bromwich welterweight, Tom Stokes (3-0), will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of victories in his third professional fight whilst Tipton featherweight, Lee Glover (7-1), is also in action.

Stafford’s undefeated super middleweight, Grant Cunningham (8-0) features alongside Stoke lightweight, Andy Keates (7-1) and debutants Lennox Clarke (Halesowen super middleweight) and Ainsley Ratcliffe (Tipton flyweight) complete the card.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party will take place at The Pitch Sports Bar and Grill, Bridge Street, Walsall.

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