Queensbury English Light Middleweight champion Nathan Leeson will now face highly touted Light Middleweight prospect Dan Maguire for the vacant British title on Saturday September 14th, after his scheduled English title defence fell through when challenger Danny Shannon withdrew from the contest.
Leeson and Maguire's clash will now head up an all star line up at the league's huge Pride And Glory promotion at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, which features several other high profile title showdowns which have the potential to make the fourteen bout show one of the best the league has ever staged.
English champion Leeson has firmly established himself as one of the divisions hottest properties over the last six months with stand out performances against rival Alan Wilks and most recently his masterful display against Michael Mcpherson, which will ensure he enters the showdown as the favourite, but Leeson will be facing the unknown next month when he steps through the ropes to meet Maguire who made his debut in the league back in March with a points victory over London's teak tough Joey Pirotta.
Although Maguire's experience in the league consists of his debut against Pirotta, he enters the contest off the back of an extensive career in the amateurs that saw him mix with some of the countries best in the unpaid ranks, but Leeson will be brimming with confidence after shaking off the disappointment of the change of a opponent, and the bout being elevated to the British title.
"It's the second time Shannon has pulled out of fighting me and I'm gutted to be honest as I'd been putting a lot of work into adapting my style to make that an exciting fight, but Dan Maguire is a step up from Shannon so I'm really looking forward to this fight and competing against a boxer of his level, commented Leeson.
"For the Shannon fight I'd been working on applying pressure and putting him on the backfoot, but Dan's too skilfull for that to work as I think I'd just get picked off, so it's back to doing what I do best and using my elusive skills and boxing which I'm confident will see me crowned British champ"
Tickets for the Pride And Glory promotion are available priced at £35, £50 and £65, and for all the latest information on the current line up click HERE