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Jimmy Haughney prepares for Regional light middleweight title action

Queensbury Boxing League - Jimmy Haughney prepares for Regional light middleweight title action

JACK FIGG 

LONDONER Jimmy Haughney will hope three is the lucky number, as he gets set to face Stuart Goodwin for the Regional light-middleweight title. 

Haughney will face Like2Box’s Goodwin on the undercard of the ‘Capital Shakedown’ bill staged at the Troxy, in London on Saturday, November 24. 

The 40-year-old Bermondsey man has failed in prior attempts at the Regional title losing against Lee Cannon and Steve Albone, however, Haughney believes he has worked his way to another shot at the strap. 

“I’ve got to be honest with myself, this is my third shot at the (Regional) title, so I’m a big believer at third time lucky, but I’ve gone into all these title fights thinking I’m going to win," Haughney said.

“This is a massive make or break really for my future if I’m honest because how many chances do you get? 

“I’m grateful for the opportunity, I think I’ve earned the opportunity with my performances - I’ve been in with some big names fighters in the league, so I’m just putting it all together."

The matchup was initially pencilled in for June on the ‘True Grit’ bill, however, Goodwin was forced to pull out of the contest two weeks prior with a broken thumb. 

Haughney would go on to box and beat Will Murphy on points in a convincing performance in what was his last action in the ring. 

Goodwin would return also against Murphy outpointing him in September on the ‘Quest Knockout Tournament’ however, Haughney cited he saw flaws in his opponents last performance.

“Every camp I go into I take positives and negatives from the camp before and the fight before,” Haughney said. 

“I take every fight as it comes - for example when I boxed Will Murphy I did so much right,  but I also made a few mistakes, so that’s down to the Goodwin camp to pick up on. 

“Like myself, I’ve been watching Stuart Goodwin and I see a lot of flaws in his fight will Will Murphy, and I saw even more flaws in his fight with Josh Whittington, I see so many flaws in that style. 

“Stuart is from a great stable at Like2Box with Jumbo and all the team, they breed champions, so I know it’s not an easy fight, viceversa Stuart knows it won’t be an easy fight and that’s what makes it so special."

Haughney revealed he will be fighting for the Amelia Mae Foundation, which is a cancer charity that aims to support families battling the neuroblastoma cause, and all the funds raised fron the fight will be donated. 

The foundation has been supported by the likes of Derry Mathews, Paul Butler and football Neville Southall - to find out more about the foundation visit: ameliamaefoundation.co.uk

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