Black Country Boxing, in association with the Fight Factory, host a bumper bill of boxing in Cannock next month.
‘Heir To The Throne’ features an English Title Eliminator and two titles fights as professional boxing returns to The Chase Leisure Centre on Saturday, 28th February 2015.
Stafford’s undefeated fighter, Grant Cunningham, tops the bill as he steps down a weight to take on Damon Jones in an English Middleweight Title Eliminator. The winner will be a step closer to challenging for the title, which is currently vacant.
30 year-old Cunningham goes into the contest on the back of ten straight victories, including a British Bronze Masters title victory last time out at super middleweight whilst Jones, from Leeds, has won 12 of his 13 contests (one ‘no contest’). Both fighters are undefeated, so someone’s ‘0’ will have to go if they are to challenge for an English strap in 2015.
Walsall’s Luke Paddock makes a maiden defence of his Midlands Area Light Welterweight Title when he takes on Newark’s Fergus Taylor. Paddock, with a perfect nine-fight record to date, lifted the Midlands strap when he defeated Stoke’s Josh McLaren in Burslem last month. He will make a first defence against Taylor, who has won seven of his opening nine professional contests, losing just once.
Stafford’s Rob Hunt also goes in search of title honours. The 29 year-old goes on the hunt for a British Bronze Masters Welterweight Title when he steps in with Swanwick’s Steve Jevons.
“It’s a stacked card full of 50/50 fights with plenty on the line,” Manager Errol Johnson told www.uko-boxing.com. “Grant against Damon is an intriguing battle. Both fighters are undefeated and are at similar stages in their development.
“Luke did well to beat Josh McLaren recently and will have to be on top of his game against Fergus, who is a dangerous, live opponent.
“Rob Hunt against Steve Jevons is a 50/50 scrap and we’ve got a very solid undercard too, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Coventry’s British super featherweight title hopeful, Troy James, is chief support alongside Stourbridge’s former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion, Steven Pearce, and Birmingham super featherweight prospect, Sean ‘Showtime’ Davis.
Stoke lightweight, Andy Keates, Chester light welterweight Nathan Clarke and Leeds’ Stevi Mennell complete the card.
The show takes place at Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AL.
Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available by calling 01543 504065