Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Moore makes Second Defence

JAMIE MOORE will make the second defence of his European light-middleweight title at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre on Friday July 24. On the same FTM bill hard-hitting Gary Davies puts his British bantamweight title on the line for the first time, when he faces classy Londoner Ian Napa (18-7). Moore who was elevated to number three in the WBC rankings last week puts his title on the line against France's Jimmy Colas (27-6). Salford southpaw Moore (32-3) overcame career threatening injuries before winning the European title earlier this year knocking out ex-world champ Michele Piccirillo inside three rounds. Moore said: "There is a lot of talk about me challenging Sergio Martinez for the WBC word title, but he is furthest from my mind. "The biggest concerns are Colas and another Frenchman Christophe Canclaux who I have to face in September. "Beat them and then Martinez becomes a real possibility for me early next year."Moore won the title in March knocking out Michele Piccirillo in three rounds. In his only defence six weeks ago he stopped Russian Roman Dzuman. St Helens's Davies (9-2-1) has emerged in recent months and showed impressive power overcoming Welshman Matthew Edmonds to become Britain's 118lb king in April. Napa, 31, is in the last chance saloon having lost the European title to Malik Bouziane three months ago. Maloney hopes to the winner will get the next shot at Bouziane.

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