Former Queensbury novice Middleweight title challenger Jamie Andrews will get his second chance of title glory next month at the start of the big 2014 season of action, after it was confirmed by the league's promoter Ross Minter that current champion Tom Dolan had withdrawn from his scheduled showdown with Ben Davies due to a fractured hand.
Andrews was last in action at the end of the 2013 season when he lost out to Dolan in his first attempt at claiming title honours in the competition, but with Dolan now set for a move up to the league's regional division to ply his trade with some of the divisions hottest prospects when he returns from injury, Andrews will get another chance to win the title against fellow challenger Davies on Saturday February 8th.
Talking on social networking forum Facebook Andrews announced: " It's just been announced that I'm fighting again for the Queensbury Novice Middleweight title on Saturday February 8th at the Effingham Park Hotel, this time the belt will be mine so don't miss out"
Queensbury promoter Ross Minter said: "I'm gutted that Tom has had to pull out of the contest as it was a fight we were all really looking forward to seeing, but the health and safety of all of the league's competitors is paramount to us and Tom will need time to recover to ensure he does not cause any long term damage that could affect him down the line"
"Tom has produced some great performance over the last season, and he's one of the most improved fighters in the league. If he had come through the fight with Davies on the 8th of February we were already looking at moving him up to the regional division of the Middleweight ranks as I think he's now at that stage where he's outgrown the novice ranks, so with the way the rankings work Jamie Andrews was still around the title mix and has been confirmed as the co challenger for the title"
"Looking at the styles of both Davies and Andrews I really think this contest is going to produce a barnstormer that will have the shows fans on the edge of their seats. Davies is teak tough and is a strong aggressive come forward style fighter, and Andrews is taller and has the range to make it difficult to get inside, so I think we are in for an exciting fight"
With just over three weeks to go until the opening round of the 2014 season of action the shows fans will not have long to wait for the first big night of boxing entertainment from the UK's premier boxing league.