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2019

Nathan Reeve to face Craig Derbyshire for vacant English title in May

RINGSIDE 18/02/2019

Northampton’s Nathan Reeve takes on Yorkshire’s Craig Derbyshire for the vacant English Super Flyweight title in his hometown in May.

The fight takes place at The Deco, Northampton, on Saturday, 25th May.

It will be Reeve’s second chance at national honours after slipping to defeat against Louis Norman for the Bantamweight crown in 2013. After a three-year boxing sabbatical, Reeve ironically made his ring return against Derbyshire over four rounds back in September 2017.

The 29 year-old recorded a points victory on that occasion but knows that Derbyshire, who lifted the Central Area Bantamweight Title in his last outing, will be a tough nut to crack over the Championship distance.

“I can’t wait,” reeve told bcb-promotions.com. “ I beat Craig before in a tough scrap over four rounds but he has since gone on to become a Central Area Champion and proved himself as a ten round fighter.

“I respect him as a fighter. I’d like to say a big thank you to my team – BCB Promotions – for getting me this chance. I’ve worked hard to get back into a position where I can fight for major titles, so I’ll be putting my heart and soul into this camp.”

Tickets details and a full undercard will be announced shortly.

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