Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Moore and Rhodes in Bolton Bout

THE domestic match-up of 2009 between Jamie Moore and Ryan Rhodes will take place at Bolton Arena. Moore (32-3) will be defending his European light-middleweight when he faces his Sheffield rival on Friday October 23rd. An application has also been made for WBC eliminator status which would add even more prestige to this match-up. Salford's Moore is ranked second and Rhodes (42-4) is seventh in the latest rankings for WBC champion 154lb Sergio Martinez's crown. The southpaw rivals have 51 KOs between them and there is hope that the respected WBC may even make the winner their next mandatory challenger. The Frank Maloney promoted show will be one of the biggest boxing shows staged in Britain this year with FIVE title fights at the 4000 capacity arena. In the chief support the bill a battle of little big men sees St Helens Gary Davies (9-2-1) risks his British bantamweight champinship against Ian Napa (18-7). The pair were due to clash this week, but Davies who won the crown against Matthew Edmonds in April sustained a calf injury forcing a delay to his first defence. A third title sees Burnley star Stuart McFadyen (12-1-1) challenge Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell (11-2-1) for the vacant English super-flyweight title.

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