Mark Heffron To Vie For Vacant British Belt, Welborn Vacates

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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;19199061]Thank's for that info Mate. Hopefully a non UK fighter get's matched with Matthews for the Commonwealth title.Canada's Steve Rolls against Elliot would be nice to see.[/QUOTE] Originally he was scheduled to fight that Rasheed Abolaji who Sheedy beat…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;19198721]As far as I know Cameron is still unable to box due to an adverse finding in a drugs test after his fight with Nicky Jenmann. He has also been stripped of his Commonwealth title due to this. I think…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;19198601]Interesting one this.Hopefully Commonwealth champ Liam Cameron steps up to the plate! If not then maybe Tommy Langford Elliot Mattrews or Reese Cartwright could rise to the challenge!!..[/QUOTE] As far as I know Cameron is still unable to box…

Comment by Vinnykin on 10-16-2018

I didn't watch his 2 fights with Langford this year but two split decisions and he won both contests by a single point, first one was the BBBoC fight of the year. Seeing it was his 3rd attempt at the…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 10-16-2018

Interesting one this.Hopefully Commonwealth champ Liam Cameron steps up to the plate! If not then maybe Tommy Langford, Elliot Mattrews or Reese Cartwright could rise to the challenge!!..

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