McPhilbin set for title bout in Wolverhampton
BULWELL'S Shane McPhilbin has been given a shot at the Midlands area cruiserweight title.
The former British champion, who disappointed last time out against Jon Lewis Dickinson, takes on Chris Keane, at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, on January 19.
The Walsall man is unbeaten in eight, three finishing early.
"It is certainly a tough one," said manager Carl Greaves. "The kid has a good amateur pedigree and won two ABA titles. He is a fit lad, but Shane has beaten him before and he can do it again.
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"If Shane wins this one he is back in the mix again, so it is an important fight."
Meanwhile, Ryan Clark also gets a Midlands title shot. He takes on Leicester's classy Martin Concepcion (28-18-10-0), in Lincoln, on February 23.
Busy Greaves has 18 boxers booked out this week.
Nottingham's Gilson de Jesus has taken a fight at Bowlers, in Manchester, on Friday at late notice. He has narrowly lost his last four and needs a win.
Newark-based Junior Millar is also hoping to be on the bill at Bowlers. The giant 6ft 7" cruiserweight has had trouble getting fights after being disqualified on his debut and winning his second in the third round. His last three opponents have all pulled out.
Alfreton-based welterweight Luke Galear went down by one point, 57-58, to Tony Dixon – on debut – in Doncaster.
Derby's Paul Frost, down in the first, dropped a 55-58 decision to Dan Naylor. Latvian Pavels Senkovs, now fighting out of Newark, slipped to his 51st loss, 55-60 to Lewis Jones.