Tyrone Nurse v Willie Limond in the works, Bobby Jenkinson v Gamal Yafai set for March 5

Phil Jay 11/02/2016

Lawrence Lustig

New British super lightweight champion Tyrone Nurse will defend his title against Willie Limond in the coming months following confirmation by promoter Eddie Hearn.

Prior to the British Boxing Board of Control releasing their regular championship updates, Hearn informed the BBBofC that he intends Nurse to make his maiden voluntary defence of the coveted Lonsdale belt against the Scottish former title holder.

Limond was thought to have hung up his gloves when relinquishing the British and Commonwealth belts at 140 following a June 2014 victory over Curtis Woodhouse, although the veteran returned to action successfully last month.

The 37 year-old defeated the unheralded Zaurs Sadihovs via first round TKO on his own recently-launched promotional venture ‘Lock Stock Promotions’ and is now in line for an immediate shot at regaining his previous position.

Details of the contest are yet to be released by Matchroom Boxing as Nurse gears up for his first major domestic title run in eight years and 35 bouts as a pro.

At the super-bantamweight limit, talented up and comers Bobby Jenkinson and Gamal Yafai will fight it out for the Commonwealth title.

The mouth-watering domestic bout will take place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Hearn’s March 5 offering.