Big night out for Docklands duo

DOCKLANDS duo Matthew Marsh and Mickey Steeds know that victory on Friday night s Matchroom promotion at York Hall, Bethnal Green, is vital for their fighting futures. Super-bantamweight Marsh meets Josh Wale for the vacant English title in an eliminator

DOCKLANDS' duo Matthew Marsh and Mickey Steeds know that victory on Friday night's Matchroom promotion at York Hall, Bethnal Green, is vital for their fighting futures.

Super-bantamweight Marsh meets Josh Wale for the vacant English title in an eliminator for the British title he tossed aside when he made a brief retirement from boxing earlier this year.

TKO Gym boss Johnny Eames predicts a victory that will set up his fighter for a clash with the winner of the Jason Booth v Michael Hunter British title showdown in October.

Marsh, who has lost just one fight when he stepped out of his weight class into the featherweight division, is angry that he has to appear in an eliminator before fighting for his old title, and aims to show he's in a different class to his rival on Friday night.


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Cruiserweight Steeds knows he must bounce back as a winner after three setbacks in the past twelve months, when he meets Vauxhall's Terry Dunstan who is in action after a lengthy prison sentence.

The pair, who both made early exits from the Prizefighter cruiserweight competition in May, meet in a six-round clash on Friday night.

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After losing bids for the British title at both heavyweight and cruiserweight during his 17-bout career, Steeds must surely overcome the 40-year-old Dunstan if he is to get back in the title picture.

The top of the bill clash sees Morden's Lennie Daws face Motherwell rival Barrie Morrison for the vacant British light welter title.

It will interest local boxer, Colin Lynes who held the British title - beating Morrison in 2007 - and wants another title chance. For tickets phone 01277 359900.

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