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 Last update:  2/2/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Skelton and Dallas Looking For Respect in Crossroads Clash
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Matt Skelton will return to the ring for the first time since October 2010 when he takes on Tom Dallas.

The two British heavyweights will do battle in an eight-rounder on March 3 as part of the undercard to Jamie McDonnell's defence of his European bantamweight title against Malik Bouziane.

Skelton - who lost to Ruslan Chagaev on points when challenging for the WBA title back in 2008 - has not fought since being beaten by Michael Sprott in the final of the Prizefighter tournament over a year ago.

However, he is now looking forward to getting involved again in a crowded domestic scene that also includes the likes of David Price and Tyson Fury.

"Britain has the best crop of young heavyweights in the world at the moment and I can't wait to get back in the mix and start on the likes of Price and Fury," Skelton said.

Dallas (12-1) lost to Liverpudlian Price last time out, albeit after taking the bout at very short notice.

He told www.frankmaloney.com: "I am not making any excuses, David beat me fair and square but I took the fight at short notice. This time I will have time to train to beat Skelton and hopefully get another crack at 'Pricey' later on down the line.

"Many heavyweights have a loss on their record, it's how you come back.

"I wanted to fight a real opponent and not a Latvian lemon, so it is great to be taking on such a high profile fighter."

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comment by Alonzo Harris, on 02-02-2012
Could be an Interesting scrap. Skelton must be about 100 now though, Him Sprott and Audley (and maybe Rogan) need to retire.

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