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Former Prizefighter star Gary MacArthur answers late call to make it a all Scottish title affair

Friday night's main event now sees Glenboig Eddie Doyle( 9-0) challenge Clydebank's Gary McArthur (16-4) for the vacant British Masters Light Welterweight title at the Wishaw Sports Centre on Friday 24th February .

The Tommy Gilmour managed fighter replaces Halesowen's Eddie sheen who has had to pull out due to injury, and will be looking to return to winning ways after losing to Stuart Green last month,when challenging for the Scottish title at light welterweight.

Despite the late change,promoter Paul Graham is happy with the change of opponent “While no promoter really enjoys the inconvenience of having to find another opponent with less than a week to go,this time it has actually worked out for the best”

“When we found out Eddie (Sheen) had pulled out we made a few calls and didn’t really have much success however Gary McArthur answered our calls and we now have a main event again! And I think we have actually gained a better main event for the fans ”

Now with a Fridays opponent secured, Graham confirms there is an added incentive for the winner “Speaking to Tommy Gilmour he has confirmed that the winner will get a shot at Scottish belt,which is currently held by Stuart Green. I have spoken to McArthur and he has vowed to do whatever it takes to win as he wasn’t happy with his performance when he faced Green last month, and its good to also have an all Scottish fight for my main event”

“I think its fair to say that McArthur will be (Eddie) Doyles hardest opponent to date. Gary (McArthur) has boxed twice in Prizefighter, has challenged for the Scottish title and recently went 4 rounds with Curtis Woodhouse. While he may not have always been successful, it certainly fair to say he has boxed at a higher level than his opponent and this also gives Doyle a good step up in his career”

The weigh inn for Friday's card, is being held at Franklyn's Bar,14-16 Hamilton Road,Bellshill,ML4 1AQ at 6.30 on Thursday 23rd and all are welcome to attend.

Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour Promotions present an Evening of Championship boxing featuring Eddie Doyle v Gary McArthur and five supporting bouts and the venue is licensed

Tickets are priced £30 and £40 ringside and are available from the boxers, or calling 01698 338 888 . More details are available from www.prospectboxing.co.uk and www.facebook.com/ProspectBoxing or on Twitter @Prospectboxing.

Article posted on 19.02.2012



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