News | Jan 15 2015

Derry Mathews will challenge Richar Abril for WBA lightweight crown

Abril-Mathews world title fight added to March 6 bill in Liverpool, writes John Dennen
Derry Mathews
Derry-Mathews  |  Action Images/Craig Brough

DERRY MATHEWS will challenge WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril on March 6 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, on a show which already includes Paul Butler’s IBF super-flyweight fight with Zolani Tete.

Promoter Frank Warren told Boxing News, “That’s a good show. Again we’ve delivered for our guy home advantage. When we can we will. Paul and Derry in front of their fans have got a great opportunity of winning titles.

“You can’t write [Derry] off. He pulls things out the bag. One thing’s for sure, it’s something he can get up for.”


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