Board orders clash!

MICHAEL LOMAX is set for an English welterweight title clash against Nottingham title-holder Adnan Amar in a fight ordered by the British Boxing Board of Control. Southpaw Lomax, a former West Ham BC amateur, who defeated French rival Yoann Camonin over e

MICHAEL LOMAX is set for an English welterweight title clash against Nottingham title-holder Adnan Amar in a fight ordered by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Southpaw Lomax, a former West Ham BC amateur, who defeated French rival Yoann Camonin over eight rounds at York Hall last week, is set to get his title chance before October.

The Board have stated that purse bids for the fight should reach their offices by Wednesday, May 13. The contest is to take place by the end of September 2009.

Lomax, a member of the local stable trained by former West Ham lightweight Paul Cook, hit the headlines taking the �25,000 winners award in the Matchroom Prizefighter welterweight competition last autumn.


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The 26-year-old Amar clinched the English title with a points win over Mark Lloyd in Nottingham last year, his 21st win in 22 ring appearances.

LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT Courtney Fry is booked to box in Bristol on Friday when he makes his first ring appearance since his defeat by Tony Oakey in the Prizefighter light-heavyweight tournament at York Hall in February.

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The former amateur title winner at the Repton BC is due to face Ghana's Michael Gbenga in a 10-round clash at the Thistle Hotel, where Fry will start a clear favourite.

The Ghanaian, who challenged Dean Francis for the Commonwealth light-heavyweight title in 2007, has lost half of his 10 pro contests.

Apart from his loss to Oakey, Fry has suffered just one defeat in his stop-start pro career, a single-point loss when he faced Commonwealth title winner Ovill McKenzie back in 2005.

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