Louis '2 Sweet' Norman can take a big step towards his Lonsdale belt target next month when he defends his English flyweight title against Don Broadhurst.
The 20 year-old from Shepshed will put his English flyweight title on the line against Broadhurst at Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick on Sunday, May 11.
Promoter Clifton Mitchell also hopes boxing bosses will make their fight an eliminator for the British title, currently held by Kevin Satchell.
Broadhurst has won Commonwealth honours in both the amateur and professional rings and Norman says their fight is "absolutely massive, the fight I wanted.
"I've got the English title and this is the next step.
"A lot of people think he's going to win and they are going to be surprised.
"I've told everyone I'm going to win the British title this year and now I'm going to prove I'm good enough to do it."
Broadhurst earned his crack at the St George's belt by capturing the vacant Midlands Area super-flyweight title with a points win over Brett Fidoe.
He's previously held the Commonwealth belt at 8st 3lbs and as an amateur, he struck gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 and boxed for England around the world.
Broadhurst is now 30 years old and Norman says he will send the Birmingham boxer into retirement.
"Don says he's been boxing for 20 years and I'm only 20 years old, so that shows how long he's been around," said Norman.
"When I was an amateur, there used to be posters of Don's fights on the gym walls and I've been watching him box for years.
"He's got all the experience and it's an honour to share a ring with him, but his time is up now.
"I believe I will retire him.
"I don't think he's at my level anymore. "
Also on the bill, Midlands rivals Jahmaine Smyle and Ryan Clark clash for the vacant British Masters super-middleweight title and Marc Ketnor and Prince Dave Davis clash in a rematch for the vacant Midlands Area middleweight title.
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