Shiregreen boxer Dave Fidler is expecting stablemate Sam Sheedy to vacate the Central Area light-middleweight title so that he can fight for it against an old foe.
First, though, southpaw Fidler has to beat a man 15 years his junior on away turf next Saturday night.
Fidler’s in with Denaby’s Adam Jones at the Doncaster Dome. Come through that unscathed and he believes he will be able to tackle Barnsley’s Matthew ‘Buster’ Mallin again.
“I beat Buster last time in Barnsley and there is talk of me fighting him again on September 20 for Sam’s title because he’s going up to middleweight,” said Fidler, who’s older than most in the division at 35.
“It’s a fight I’d take in a heartbeat but I can’t look past Adam because he’s a young kid boxing at home. He looks strong and he did well against Nav Mansouri who’s now the English champion.
“I’ve been telling my fans that I need to be cheered on against him because he’ll be the home fighter on the night.
“I sacrifice a lot. I’m running at five in the morning and in the gym at six at night. When I get home my two kids are ready to go to bed.
“I’m just moving house too so there’s a lot going on but I feel in good shape.”
Fidler will be one of a number of Sheffield fighters on the Dome co-promotion from Glyn Rhodes and Stefy Bull.
John Fewkes is up against hard-hitting Dale Miles, Sheedy fights York’s Harry Matthews and Ross Burkinshaw tackles unbeaten Gavin McDonnell.