Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders says he’ll be looking to finish off Nick Blackwell in three rounds when they clash at the London’s Excel on Saturday 15th December.
The Hatfield star is hyped up for his title defence and challenge for the vacant British title on Frank Warren’s big end of year show.
Martin Murray claimed the vacant British middleweight title with a dominant five-round win over Nick Blackwell in Wigan on Saturday, taking his unbeaten record to 23-0.
Blackwell, who was also undefeated in eight fights prior to the bout, was completely overwhelmed by his older and more experienced opponent after making a bright start.
Nearly two years to the day since turning pro, hot prospect Nick Blackwell faces off against St Helens’ Martin Murray for the vacant British middleweight title this weekend and our man James Williams caught up with the highly-rated youngster to find out how he’s coping with the task ahead.
Blackwell became the youngest-ever English titleholder when he won the English middleweight belt in November last year and victory on Saturday would make him one of the youngest ever British champions aged just 20 years 234 days old on fight night.
When you talk about red-hot prospects in the game, you’ll be hard pressed to find Nick Blackwell’s name bandied about. But the Wiltshire man is going out of his way to change that, one record-breaking title at a time.