Jay Harris made mandatory for British flyweight title

RINGSIDE 16/02/2019

Undefeated Commonwealth flyweight champion Jay Harris believes he’s finally starting to get the opportunities he deserves after being made mandatory for the British flyweight title.

Welsh star Harris (14-0) is in line to fight for the belt that is currently held by Andrew Selby, and he’s glad to now be getting recognition for his ability.

Harris said: “I’m happy to be made mandatory for the British. I’ve worked really hard to get here after a few set backs, but it seems like it’s all falling into place.

“It shows that I’ve made progress and people are now starting to take notice of me. I’m finally getting the opportunities that I deserve.

“Andrew Selby is the champion but if he vacates it’s very understandable as to fight for world honours is a massive achievement, but if it does get made I think it’s a great fight between two of the best flyweights going.

“It would also be good for Welsh boxing as it shows there is a lot of opportunities coming my way, so we will see what comes of these exciting times.”

Up first for Harris is a fight in Cardiff on March 1, as he takes on Jaba Memishishi at the Vale Sports Arena.

It’s a packed bill in Wales, which also features Akeem Ennis Brown defending his IBF European super lightweight title against Bilal Rehman.

Jacob Robinson is in action against Jay Harris on the undercard, while the likes of Kieran Gething, Alex Hughes, Sultan Zaurbek and Nurtas Azhbenov are fighting too.

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