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Gethin vs. Diaz on May 31st on BoxNation

British Lightweight Champion Martin Gethin is looking forward to taking part in an open training session at The Saddlers Shopping Centre, Walsall, this coming Saturday, 18th May.

Walsall’s Gethin faces Ammeth Diaz in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Final Eliminator at Walsall Town Hall on Friday, 31st May, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) with the winner earning the right to face Miguel Vazquez for the IBF Title.

On Saturday Gethin will be put through his paces by members of his training team and will be joined by Frank Warren’s Matchmaker, Dean Powell.

“I’m really grateful to everyone connected with The Saddlers Shopping Centre,” Gethin told “It’s great to have their support. I’m proud to be flying the Walsall flag and, as a local lad, it will be great to make an appearance there on Saturday.

“It will make a nice change as I’m usually being dragged around the shops in the Centre by my fiance Sherilyn on a Saturday afternoon!”

Lauren Bullock, from the Saddlers Shopping Centre said: “We are looking forward to seeing Martin on site and hope lots of people come along on the 18th May to see his training session. We wish him luck for the fight.”

Steve Pope, from Topland, owners of the shopping centre, added: “I’m delighted that the centre is helping to promote local talent and I would like to wish Martin the best of luck in his Eliminator fight at the Town Hall.”

The open training session takes place as follows:

Saturday, 18th May

Saddlers Shopping Centre,

Park Mall,



Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm training. Media interviews to follow.

The open training session will take place outside Argos:

Please confirm your attendance by RSVP to:

Tickets, priced at £40 and £75 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. Doors will open at 6pm and boxing will commence at 6.30pm.

Gethin versus Diaz, which being promoted by Frank Warren in association with NEWOB Promotions, will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at

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