Hellraiser Promotions present a double bill of championship boxing at the Camden Centre this month.
The vacant Southern Area featherweight title is up for grabs when Craig Whyatt and Jamie Speight clash on Friday, May 30th.
Also on the bill, Elliott Matthews, the unbeaten Southern Area middleweight champion, targets the vacant International Masters belt.
Speight is a former Southern Area super-featherweight champion, while Whyatt’s eight-fight record shows just one controversial points loss.
Whyatt gets his chance after claiming British Masters Bronze honours in his last fight – and the 24 year-old from Morden reckons he’s ready to step up to Southern Area-title level.
“Some people might think this fight has come a bit early for me,” he said, “but I don’t think so.
“I had 60 amateur fights, mentally I’m in a good place and I’m coming off two big back-to-back knock out wins.
“I think this fight has come at the right time for me.
“Jamie has proved himself at Southern Area level and I want to beat him and go on to win at a higher level.
“I want to win English and British titles. Beating journeymen won’t get me anywhere.” His refreshing approach to boxing has been winning him a huge army of fans and victory over Speight will put him in line for a British title eliminator.
Matthews also has ambitions to wear the Lonsdale belt.
He’s unbeaten in 11 fights (one draw) and fight fans across Europe saw him capture the Southern Area title with an eight-round technical points win over Diego Burton in February.
The fight was screened live on Eurosport and Mathews has spelled out why he thinks he can become Watford’s next British champion.
Billy-Joe Saunders is expected to vacate the British and Commonwealth belts, leaving John Ryder, Nick Blackwell, Chris Eubank jr, Adam Etches and Matthews as the top contenders for the titles.
“I think I’m the trickiest of the lot of them,” said Matthews, “and I’m sure I can beat them all up.
“I’m athletic, fit, can punch and can change my style to whoever’s in front of me.
“They will definitely be wary of me.
“In a 12-round slog you have to give it everything you’ve got and I think I’ve got more to give than they have.”
Also set to be matched at the Camden Centre are unbeaten prospects Wayne Alwan-Arab, Charlie Hoy, Brad Watson, Marley Churcher, Romeo Romaeo and knock out king Arthur Hermann.
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