By Elliot Foster
Mark Heffron will fight for the vacant British title in a couple of months’ time.
The undefeated middleweight had been set to face Jason Welborn for the Lonsdale belt on December 22.
Heffron was meant to meet the Midlander for the crown at Manchester Arena, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office, as part of the supporting cast to Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight world title defence against Carl Frampton.
But it has since been revealed that the fight will no longer take place after Welborn relinquished the belt.
A new opponent for Heffron to face for the prestigious strap will be revealed in due course.
James Metcalf will defend his WBC International super-welterweight title against former British titlist Liam Williams on the card and there will be more fights confirmed soon.
IN OTHER NEWS: Sean McComb is remaining cool-headed as he prepares to fight on the undercard of Demetrius Andrade vs. Walter Kautondokwa in Boston this weekend.
‘The Public Nuisance’ has been touted as one of the hottest prospects in boxing – breezing to 3-0 with two stoppage wins and an assured points victory.
One man refusing to get caught up in the hype, however, is the fighter himself.
McComb said: “There are no nerves. Not yet anyway. I’m just taking it like any other show. Once you get in the arena, everything is blocked out, to be honest.
“I’m more excited than nervous, really. I’m really looking forward to getting in there and showing the American crowd what I’m about.
“It’s just another day. I’m not too eager to knock people out or look impressive. I’m not too eager to look like a superstar. I know what I’m capable of.
“The more relaxed I am, the better I’m going to look. That’s the way I see things. I know my performance looks a lot better when I relax, so that helps me.
“I had a tough opponent in my last fight. He was swinging, biting down on his gumshield and coming back at me. He was dangerous with the head and pushing mine down so I learned a lot. I was able to adapt and I learned a lot, which will stand me in good stead in the long run.
“It says a lot about Irish boxing that there are four top fighters in myself, Michael Conlan, Sean Donnelly and Davey Oliver Joyce – four guys who were on the same amateur team together – all fighting in the US in the space of a week.
“It’s great, the work that MTK Global is doing to get these fighters out there. They’ve got links with massive promoters now and it’s great to see.”