Hef­fron set for sta­dium clash

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - BOX­ING By SHELDAN KEAY

MARK Hef­fron will fight on the big­gest stage of his ca­reer so far when he com­petes at El­land Road in Leeds this week­end.

The Old­ham boxer is in ac­tion on the un­der­card of Lee Selby’s IBF feather­weight ti­tle defence against do­mes­tic ri­val Josh War­ring­ton, with more than 25,000 fans ex­pected to be in at­ten­dance.

Hef­fron faces ex­pe­ri­enced Adam Gra­biec, who has been stopped in only three of his 25 pro­fes­sional contests.

Gra­biec is a reg­u­lar op­po­nent on Bri­tish shores, hav­ing fought the likes of Peter Mc­Don­agh, Dale Evans, Ta­maka Mucha, Mark Thomp­son and Ben Davies in his ca­reer.

His last out­ing saw him go up against Larry Ekun­dayo at the Brent­wood Cen­tre back in March, with Ekun­dayo pick­ing up a six round points win.

Hef­fron will be look­ing for the 19th win of his pro­fes­sional ca­reer against Gra­biec, with the 26-year-old cur­rently hav­ing a record of 18-0.

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