Sam Webb will make the second defence of his British light-middleweight title against mandatory challenger Prince Arron.
Their clash will take place in London early next year, after Webb’s promoter Frank Maloney did a private deal with the challenger’s manager Tommy Gilmour. Maloney said: “It is a good match-up between two ambitious fighters who want to go a long way in boxing.
“Sam wants to go on and fight at European level and if he comes through this test, he’ll be good enough.
“The fight will take place in February, and it will be a pick ‘em contest.”
Webb, 29, won the title back in March with an upset points win over Anthony Small and the Chislehurst man (17-1) knocked out Martin Concepcion in his only defence last month.
Maloney added: “I think Sam is finally fulfilling the potential I saw when he turned professional.”
Mancunian Arron (20-3-1) found himself matched very hard early in his career and was a still a teenager when he was stopped by Anthony Small and John Duddy. He is unbeaten in 11 fights since losing to Duddy more than three years ago. Back in February he tasted success when he landed the Prizefighter light-middleweight competition beating George Hillyard, Bradley Pryce and Brett Flournoy. Although managed by Scot Gilmour, the scaffolder trains in his hometown under Bob Shannon.
November 8, 2010