Lomax is looking to end the year on a high note

MICHAEL LOMAX is looking forward to ending a disappointing year on a winning note, when he appears on the Matchroom Promotion at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday night, writes LEN WHALEY. Lomax, an ABA title winner during his amateur career, which incl

MICHAEL LOMAX is looking forward to ending a disappointing year on a winning note, when he appears on the Matchroom Promotion at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday night, writes LEN WHALEY.

Lomax, an ABA title winner during his amateur career, which included a spell at West Ham ABC, is looking to come back a winner after the disappointment of a British title defeat against Sheffield's outstanding champion Kell Brook in July.

He makes his return against an unnamed opponent on Friday's show, which is headed by two title fights.

The three-round defeat in the British title bid was a let down for Lomax following his �25,000 success in the Prizefighter welterweight tournament in October 2008.

Now, after a six-year pro campaign, the six-feet-tall welterweight aims to prove he can still stake his claim for honours in the division, with a winning display on Friday.

Another ex-West Hammer, Matthew Marsh, is set to challenge Jason Booth for the British super-bantamweight title in February, and gets a warm-up bout on the undercard when he faces local rival Marc Callaghan, the former English super-bantamweight champion.

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It's another difficult test for the game Callaghan, who is looking to bounce back with a win after being beaten in his last four fights, all against undefeated rivals.

He now faces a tough battle against TKO Gym fighter Marsh, who is looking for another victory before he bids to regain the title he never lost in the ring, when he faces Booth.

Michael Steeds, who has challenged for British titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight, knows he needs to boost his fighting future with a victory and is looking forward to an all-London duel on the undercard on Friday.

He is matched with veteran Terry Dunstan, a former British and European cruiserweight champion, who has won two of his three contests since returning to the ring last year.

The feature fight on the show is the European heavyweight championship clash between Poland's Albert Sosnowski and Italian Paolo Vidoz.

The second title fight on the bill pairs Liverpool's Carl Dilks and Ghanaian Charles Adamu for the Commonwealth super-middleweight championship.

Also billed are Prince Arron, Ben Jones, John Donnelly and Chris Evangelou.

For tickets contact the Matchroom box office on 01277 359900.