Sheffield boxer gets dream bout

Jez Wilson in action
Jez Wilson in action
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Crosspool’s Jez Wilson has been cleared to fight Chris Eubank Jr in a money-spinning fight in Manchester on July 26.

A doctor’s examination of his jaw - broken in two parts in his last middleweight outing in April at York Hall, Bethnal Green - confirmed a full recovery.

No confirmation of the duel, on the undercard of the televised Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora class, has been made but it understood that terms have been settled.

Eubank Jr is touted as a top prospect - but in Wilson he will come up against a super-fit athlete who has won 11 of 14 fights.

Meanwhile, former Sheffield United footballer Curtis Woodhouse will defend his British title and hopes to win a Commonwealth strap, against Willie Lomond, in Glasgow, tomorrow.