All-action flyweights Nathan Reeve and Louis ‘2 Sweet’ Norman clash for the vacant English championship in Wolverhampton.
PJ Rowson has confirmed their battle for the St George’s belt will top the bill on his ‘Crunch Time At Lunch Time’ show at the Civic Hall on Sunday, December 1.
Reeve was paired with Jason Cunningham for the title, but after the latter withdrew, the British Boxing Board of Control gave Norman the green light to step in.
The 19 year-old from Shepshed in Leicestershire is based with the Shinfields, has won all five fights (one inside-the-distance) and is a former British Masters champion.
He snatched the vacant belt with an exciting points win over Mohammed Waqas in a fight-of-the-year contender in February – and Reeve is a former holder of the super-flyweight strap.
His eight-round stoppage of Terry Broadbent for the title was one of 2012’s best fights – but ‘Cotton Boy’ is best known for competing in ‘Prizefighter.’
As a four-fight novice, Reeve tested Mike Robinson after being cut in the opening round.
He’s won all four fights since – and has stopped his last three opponents.
The 23 year-old from Northampton can bang with his right hand, hits hard to the body – and Norman is a hit-and-don’t-get-hit slickster.
They’ve sparred before – six rounds around 18 months ago – and Norman said: “I know what he’s about and I’m definitely going to win.
“He’s got one game plan and that’s to come forward and when that doesn’t work, he won’t know what to do.
“I definitely got on top when we sparred. I believe I out boxed him for six rounds.”
Reeve, aiming to be Northampton’s first British champion, describes Norman as “a quick, sharp boxer” and added: “I know it’s going to be hard.
“But I think I’m going to be too strong.
“He’s stepping up a level and I’m going to hit him harder than he’s ever been hit before.
“I know he’s a confident lad and has a lot to say for himself, but we will find out how tough he is.”
In another title fight on the bill, Burton welterweight Tom Shaw meets Kris Davey for the vacant British Masters Bronze championship and the undercard features eight unbeaten prospects including Craig Cunningham, Tom Ghent and Ricky Summers.
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