Bermondsey’s Haughney ready for revenge rumble

Sports Desk (28 June, 2017) Boxing

Jimmy Haughney determined to take that title home

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QUEENSBURY TITLE challenger Jimmy Haughney has promised to avenge his loss to Lee Cannon and earn his place in the competition’s history books this weekend.

Haughney, 38, will again square off with his rival this Saturday night when the pair collide at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey for the chance to claim the recently vacated regional light-middleweight title.

The Bermondsey postman was last in action back in April when he narrowly missed out on getting the decision against Cannon following an epic encounter, after which Haughney was immediately gunning for a re-match. And with champion Kane Baker relinquishing the belt to pursue his chance to win the national title, it all adds to Haughney’s burning desire for revenge.

“On July 1 you are going to see a completely different fight and I’m determined to take that title home with me,” Haughney said. “I watched our first fight back again and I still believe that I won the fight and should have got the decision” “Facing Cannon again and overturning the loss is important but knowing I could add my name to the league’s history books by becoming a champion takes this fight to another level for me.

“In my fight against [Croydon’s] Steve Albone last year I proved I could have a tear-up and go toe-to-toe with anyone, and in the Cannon fight I showed I could box and move” “For this next fight I’m going to need to show I can do both: mix it up when I need to and also go to war if required.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Cannon as he’s a great fighter, but I’m confident I’ve got plenty in the locker to beat him whatever direction the fight takes.” Haughney’s quest to capture the regional light-middleweight crown takes place on the undercard of the league’s summer blockbuster All Fired Up this Saturday night at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.

For ticket information contact the box office on 0203 751 8599.

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