By Per Ake Persson
After everything, EBU flyweight champion Kevin Satchell (14-0) will get to defend the title at home in the UK against mandatory challenger Thomas Masson (13-3-1).
The story is that Boxing Club Bruaysien won the purse bids for the right to stage the fight with a bid for 33,785 Euro while Queensberry bid 25,000 Euro and had planned to stage the fight July 18 in Bruay la Buissiere. However, due to TV problems the promoter wanted to postpone it until September 12.
This was not accepted by the EBU Council and Queensberry was asked to take over the fight providing they would also accept the winning purse bid offer. Queensberry accepted and have notified the EBU that Satchell vs. Masson will go ahead July 24 on the big show at the SSE Arena, Wembley with Fedor Chudinov defending against Frank Buglioni in the main event.