Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sykes vs. Kays Winner To Meet Liam Walsh on 7/26

By Shaun Brown

The Gary Sykes 26-3 (5) v Jon Kays 18-3-1 (4) clash for the vacant British super-featherweight title on May 24 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire has been given an added incentive.

Steve Wood of VIP Boxing, who manages both fighters, said on Twitter earlier tonight that the winner of their bout will face the Commonwealth champion, Liam Walsh 15-0 (10) in their first title defence on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora rematch on Jul 26 in Manchester.

Walsh, who hasn’t fought since last September, had been due to meet Sykes on Feb 22 but had to withdraw with an injury meaning that their much anticipated clash had to be postponed.

The Fury-Chisora 2 bill is shaping up to be one of the best British cards of 2014. Already confirmed with the main event is British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders making his bid to win the European crown by taking on the unbeaten Italian Emanuele Blandamura. Liam Smith will be making the second defence of his British light middleweight title against mandatory challenger Navid Mansouri and Derry Mathews is thought to be making the first defence of his British lightweight title against Terry Flanagan, which he won from Martin Gethin on Saturday night in Liverpool.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or @shaun_brown on Twitter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Adonis Stevenson Grinds Hard For Fonfara Rematch Brook Quit Vs. Spence Because He Was Worried He'd Go Blind Photos: Jean Pascal, Roy Jones Jr. Come Together - Putting in Work Brook, Hearn Agree the Time is Right to Move Up to 154 Pounds Kovalev Feels Boost With Russian Coach For Andre Ward Rematch Photos: Andrzej Fonfara Open Workout For Stevenson Rematch Kudryashov vs. Durodola II Undercard is Coming Together Felix Alvarado, Rene Alvarado, Byron Rojas Get Knockout Wins Groves: I'm Sure I'll Beat DeGale Again, I Beat Him Twice Already Tim Tszyu Set To Return on July 22 in Toowoomba Sanchez: Golovkin Will Wear Canelo Down By Eight or Ninth Michael Conlan: I Want a Better Opponent Next, A Real Threat Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence? Joshua Could Lose IBF Belt Prior To Klitschko II, Pulev Stands Firm Omar Narvaez vs. Nikolay Potapov For WBO Interim-Title Diego Chaves Lands Grudge Match, Fabian Maidana on Undercard Golden Boy Prez on Working With Cotto Again, Canelo Rematch Povetkin vs. Rudenko Will Require Doping Tests, Says Manager Lipinets' Manager: Indongo Will Face Crawford, Belt Will Be Vacant Roach Relieved, Says Pacquiao Finally Getting Back into Form Miguel Cotto Will Resume Training at Wild Card on July 3 Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence Porter: Spence Sent Message To Entire Welterweight Division Khan Wants to Fight Brook at Bramall Lane Next Summer Spence Broke Brook's Left Orbital Bone, Surgery a Possibility Spence: Brook Had To Quit - Or Eye May Get Permanent Damage Alexander vs. Collazo in Play For Potential Garcia-Broner Card Spence: I Proved Myself; Now It's Time for Thurman to Fight Me! Photos: Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Groves Finally Does It, Stops Chudinov To Become Champ Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win Arum: If McGregor Can't Get Mayweather, Then Pacquiao is There! Marquez Fires Back at Miguel Cotto: Take Care of Kamegai First! WBC Asian Boxing Council: Titov and Kurbanov Are Honoured Julio Ceja Drops, Stops Anselmo Moreno in Three Rounds Orlando Salido Gets Off The Floor To Stop Perez in Eight Spence: I Was Sluggish, Wasn't Sharp; Give Myself a B-Minus Video: Errol Spence Gives His Take on Kell Brook Taking a Knee
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement