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Meager on European Title quest

23.08.07 - Lee Meager is on a quest to earn a shot at European Lightweight Champion Yuri Romanov, starting at the The Dome at Doncaster Lakeside on Friday, September 7. The former British champion returns to action after losing his domestic belt in a non-title bout as support to Junior Witter’s WBC world light-welterweight title defence against Guyana’s Vivian Harris on the Hennessy Sports show which will be screened live by Sky Sports and is sponsored by GoldenPalace.com.

Meager, from Salford, lost on points to fellow Hennessy Sports boxer Jon Thaxton after a thrilling encounter in December.

But now refreshed after a break from the ring, Meager is ready to return and is targeting the European title to move his career on to the next level.

“I was devastated and wanted a good rest before I came back,” said Lee, who is based in London with trainer Robert McCracken.

“I let myself down in that fight but have learnt from my mistakes. I lost my way a bit after winning the title and fights are won and lost by your preparation.

“I’m taking it more seriously now and it means everything to me now. I’m giving it everything I’ve got.

“A shot at Romanov would be great. I’m at the right age and experience now for that sort of fight. I’ve seen him fight over here and he’s strong, but I think I will be too skilful.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy is not concerned about putting Meager in against Romanov, who has beaten three Britons on these shores.

“We would be very interested in the Romanov fight and I think Lee is ready for it,” said Mick.

“I’ve got high hopes for Lee. Unfortunately for Lee, he didn’t get the chance to make a voluntary defence of his British title and had a top notch lightweight like Jon Thaxton put on him for his mandatory defence.

“It’s testament to Lee Meager that he met Jon head on and gave a great account of himself but on that particular night ran into Thaxton at his very best and the best he has ever been. That was the two best lightweights in the country against each other that night.

“Lee has got one of the best hearts and chins in the business and can be a champion again.”

Hennessy Sports Proudly Present
“Vicious Hitters” @ the Doncaster Dome
Friday 7th September 2007.
Doors 6pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm.

Ticket Prices:

· Premium Ringside £200 – Reserved with access to VIP Bar

· Inner Ringside £150 – Reserved with access to VIP Bar

· Outer Ringside £60 – Reserved

· Premium Unreserved (ground floor tiered) £50

· Unreserved (balcony) £40

For Tickets call the Box Office on: 01302 370777 or book via the web: www.the-dome.co.uk

12x3 WBC Light Welterweight World Championship
Junior Witter (Bradford ENGLAND) vs Vivian Harris (New York USA)

10x3 English Super Flyweight Championship
Robert Nelson (Bradford) vs Andy Bell (Doncaster)

8 x 3 Lightweight
Lee Meager (Salford) vs TBA ()

6 x 3 Lightweight
Nadeem Siddique (Bradford) vs Tom Glover (Maldon)

4 x 3 Light Middleweight
Andy Butlin (Huddersfield) vs Karl Chiverton (Mansfield)

4 x 3 - Light Heavyweight
Danny Grainger (Chesterfield) vs TBC

4 x 3 – Lightweight
Femi Fehintola (Bradford) vs Matthew Martin Lewis (Colchester)

Article posted on 23.08.2007



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