Ryan Farrag close to European bantamweight title shot

Chris Glover 23/06/2015

Good things come to those who wait! English Bantamweight Champion Ryan Farrag has waited long enough. After potential fights with Jason Cunningham and Ross Burkinshaw fell through, Farrag’s luck has changed as the EBU have ordered he face Stephane Jamoye for the vacant European Bantamweight title.

Farrag has thanked his manager Neil Marsh, whom he credits with doing a great job in securing this shot, and is now looking ahead to a long camp involving the best sparring possible. The highly rated Jamoye has shared the ring recently with Scott Quigg and will be a tough test for Farrag.

The fight is another great crossroads fight that will hopeully be on home soil for the Everton Red Triangle man, who is definitely a fighter on the rise.

Ryan commented to World Boxing News: ‘I’m grateful for the opportunity and this a fight I’ve been looking for.”

Negotiations between camps are ongoing with purse bids likely to be called in the near future. Jamoye is a top operator who once defeated Lee Haskins, the only man to have beaten Farrag, meaning a win could open the door for a rematch with new IBF interim champion Haskins for either fighter.