Troy James was delighted to hear that his showdown with Chris Male for a shot at the British Super Featherweight Title is back on.
The Midlands pair were due to meet earlier this month but Male suffered a calf injury and James was struck down by illness. The Coventry fighter feared that the contest may not take place but it was revealed last week that the duo will lock horns on EJKO Promotions’ Double Trouble 2 bill at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 16th November.
The Eliminator status means that the victor will move up the BBBoC rankings with a view to earning either a Final Eliminator or mandatory shot at the prestigious Lonsdale strap. Now both fully recovered, James is concentrating once more on what he describes as the biggest fight of his career.
“This is most definitely the biggest fight of my career so far,” he told www.uko-boxing.com “If I don’t win, I can forget about fighting for a British title.
“I’m an all action fighter, regardless of it being a four round fight or a title eliminator.
“I’ll be attacking this fight, but no question I have to be on my toes. There’ll be fireworks and plenty of non-stop action all the way through.”
James, fully recovered from the illness that laid him low, has been victorious in his last two bouts – against Slovakian, Ivan Godor in May and June’s outing against the late Billy Smith. Male tasted victory in his last out too – a points victory over Elemir Rafael back in May.
Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900
The undercard is headlined by an intriguing British Masters Welterweight Title clash as Stourbridge’s former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion, Steven Pearce (7-2) takes on Stafford’s Rob Hunt (17-2-2).
Walsall’s, Chris Keane (10-1), is also back in action whilst West Bromwich welterweight, Tom Stokes (3-0), will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of victories in his third professional fight.
Tipton featherweight, Lee Glover (7-1) and Stafford’s undefeated super middleweight, Grant Cunningham (8-0) feature alongside Stoke lightweight, Andy Keates (7-1). Debutants Lennox Clarke (Halesowen super middleweight) and Ainsley Ratcliffe (Tipton flyweight) complete the card.
Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party will take place at The Pitch Sports Bar and Grill, Bridge Street, Walsall.