Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Willie Limond Set To Return In 2017 In Liverpool

By Chris Glover

Willie Limond is not yet down and out.

The former British, Commonwealth and EU king, 37, is still looking for a that final fight of satisfaction before he hangs up the gloves for good.

Limond (39-5, 11 KOs) was last in action in May when he was stopped inside nine rounds by Tyrone Nurse in a challenge for the British super-lightweight title, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

willie-limond

And despite announcing after that fight that he wouldn’t box again, the ex-WBU world champion has had a change of heart.

"I'll be fighting a fighter who is ranked in the top five in the world in Liverpool next February," Limond exclusively told Boxing Scene while at the St Andrew’s Sporting Club dinner show in Glasgow on Thursday.

The Liverpool show mentioned by Limond is rumoured to be staged at the ECHO Arena, with a headline act yet to be confirmed after it was revealed on Friday that WBC cruiserweight king Tony Bellew will move up to heavyweight to clash with David Haye at London's O2 Arena on March 4, while Matchroom Boxing’s head honcho Eddie Hearn revealed earlier this week that heavyweight hometown man David Price has been offered the fight against Luis Ortiz for the show, providing the Cuban –– who signed with Hearn earlier in the autumn –– gets past his scheduled December 10 clash against Conisbrough’s Dave Allen.

“I came up short last time against Tyrone Nurse,” Limond continued. “However, there is still fight in me and I still believe I have a world title in me.”

The man in the opposite corner to Limond on that date to be confirmed in February could be the winner of Andrea Scarpa and Ohara Davies who box on Saturday, at the SSE Wembley Arena in London, for the Italian’s WBC Silver belt, but an official announcement will be made in due course.

A clash between Ohara Davies and Willie Limond was mooted for the undercard of Ricky Burns vs. Kiryl Relikh in October, but it never came to fruition.

Despite only being speculation as of now, the signs appear that Glasgow's Limond could challenge the winner of this weekend's contest in London.

Further details regarding the next show in Liverpool will be revealed by Matchroom Sport soon.

Tags: Willie Limond image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay Jousce Gonzalez, Aaron McKenna Win Bouts on Charity Card Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes Luis Ortiz Trainer: Dillian Whyte is Nothing Special, He Won't Win Photos: David Lemieux, Karim Achour - Go Face To Face Lomachenko Gives Up WBO 130 Title, Remains at Lightweight Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Kal Yafai, Jonas Sultan - Open Workouts Broner Blasts Hearn's Three-Fight, $6.75M Offer as 'Slave Deal' Oscar Valdez's Manager Gives Status on Injury, Ring Return Dejan Zlaticanin Back on June 21, Broadway Boxing in Astoria Hearn Provides Update on Joshua vs. Wilder Negotiations Photos: Lucas Matthysse Putting in Work For Pacquiao Fight Photos: Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell - Final Presser ESPN, UFC Announce and Outline Huge Multi-Year Deal PBC With 3 Hour Memorial Day Weekend Show David Lemieux Wants To Make a Statement in Achour Fight Ivan Dychko vs. Mike Marrone on June 16 in St. Petersburg Lucas Matthysse: I Expect The Same Manny Pacquiao as Always Antonio Tarver Aims To Prove Worth, Win Heavyweight Title Josh Warrington: Lee Selby Refused To See Me After The Fight News: McKenna, Tyrone James, Thomas Essomba, More Micki Nielsen Injury Derails Artur Mann Clash in Hannover Alex Saucedo Wants a Title Shot Soon After Lenny Z Bout Golovkin Signs Up for Advanced VADA Testing, Will Start Soon Loeffler: 'Structure in Place' for Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Deal Warren: Frampton Still Fights on August 18 - But No Warrington McGuigan: Postol is a Very Dangerous Fight For Josh Taylor Hearn: One Thing is Certain - Joshua Wants Wilder Next! Tony Bellew's Trainer: Andre Ward is The Ideal Legacy Fight Lolenga Mock Very Pumped To Face Avni Yilidirim Buboy: Pacquiao's Right Hand is The Weapon For Matthysse Euro News: Kabayal vs. Dimitrenko, Culcay vs. Rodriguez, More Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Purse Bid on Friday
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement