Willie Limond v Tyrone Nurse heads to purse bids on August 13

Phil Jay 10/07/2014

Scotland’s Willie Limond is set to make the first defence of his British title against Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse, proving both sides come up with an agreement prior to the deadline of August 13.

The British Boxing Board of Control has earmarked the date for purse bids to make the contest as Limond begins his reign following his victory over Curtis Woodhouse on the recent Ricky Burns bill in Glasgow.

Limond, 35, took the title from former footballer Woodhouse via a majority decision last month, adding it to his Commonwealth version in what was his 42nd professional contest at the Braehead Arena. The Glaswegian had previously failed to land the coveted Lonsdale Belt at super-featherweight and lightweight until successfully overthrowing Woodhouse in an impressive performance. 

Touted opponent Nurse, who has lost just once in 30 bouts, makes the step-up after the 24 year-old Yorkshireman picked up championships at Southern Area and English level in the last eighteen months.

Also announced by the BBBofC, the purse bid for the eliminator between Chris Jenkins and Thomas Stalker will take place on the same date, with the winners of both clashes to meet each other down the line.

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