Leicester Mercury

Haywood faces ‘tougher fight’ after getting new opponent

EARL SHILTON SOUTHPAW WILL NOW BOX FEARON FOR TITLE AFTER AMOS PULLED OUT INJURED

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KYLE Haywood faces a new opponent for the vacant Midlands Area super-welterweig­ht championsh­ip in Leicester next week, writes Matt Bozeat.

The Earl Shilton southpaw was going to face unbeaten Ryan Amos for the belt at the Morningsid­e Arena on Saturday, September 11.

Amos pulled out injured a few days ago and Alex Fearon has stepped in to replace him.

The 27-year-old from Derby is a southpaw who is making his third bid for Midlands honours.

Carl Greaves, Haywood’s manager, trainer and promoter, said: “This is a tougher fight for Kyle.

“We were preparing for a short, orthodox fighter who only had four fights and now Kyle is facing a tall southpaw who’s got experience at championsh­ip level. Kyle gets a lot of southpaw sparring at my gym and he says he prefers boxing southpaws. “I’m grateful to Alex for stepping in to take the fight at a couple of weeks’ notice. He really fancies the job and I’ve told Kyle to expect a hard night.

“It has the makings of a really good fight.”

The show also features local fighters Sheldon Purdy, Benn Norman, Stanley Stannard and Joe Ducker.

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 ?? MATTHEW LEWIS/ GETTY IMAGES ?? CAUGHT IN THE EYE: Kyle Haywood, left, fighting Leicester’s CJ Challenger for the Midlands Area superwelte­rweight title at Morningsid­e Arena in Leicester in 2019
MATTHEW LEWIS/ GETTY IMAGES CAUGHT IN THE EYE: Kyle Haywood, left, fighting Leicester’s CJ Challenger for the Midlands Area superwelte­rweight title at Morningsid­e Arena in Leicester in 2019

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