Sheffield boxer Ross Burkinshaw aims for bigger title

Ross Burkinshaw: Change of fight plans
Ross Burkinshaw: Change of fight plans
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Ross Burkinshaw is about to postpone plans for his first defence of his Commonwealth title - in favour of a bigger title.

The Sheffield bantamweight was slated to face Terry Broadbent, from Leeds, at Sheffield’s Octagon centre on February 21.

The Star understands that fight is now off - but will be replaced on the same Dennis Hobson show by another 12-round title fight deemed more significant to the Beighton puncher.

The fighter and promoter both declined to outline the detail other than to say it would be the biggest fight of his career.

That could indicate a European or international shot.

The opponent, from overseas, will be confirmed today.

Burkinshaw beat Doncaster’s Jason Cunningham to win the Commonwealth bantamweight title last September.

He is a former English super flyweight champion.

Rotherham heavyweight Kash Ali and Clinton Woods trained cruiserweight Jos Paul are among the fighters on a Dave Coldwell card at iceSheffield on February 27.