Issue | Premium | Preview | Jul 09 2019

Jazza Dickens gets home date against Nathaniel May

Paul Wheeler previews Jazza Dickens vs Nathaniel May
Jazza Dickens
Action Images/Carl Recine

HOMETOWN featherweight Jazza Dickens, 26-3 (11), headlines an MTK Global event at the Olympia this Friday (July 12), with Australia’s Nathaniel May, 21-1 (12), in the opposite corner.

A former British super-bantamweight ruler, Dickens has competed at a significantly higher level than May, including against then-WBA super-bantam king Guillermo Rigondeaux three years ago (Dickens retired after two rounds with a broken jaw). The tenacious and sturdy southpaw has registered four inside-schedule wins on the spin, but against Bunbury’s gritty May, he will likely have to settle for a points triumph over 10.

Jazza Dickens
Dickens is on a winning run Action Images

The other 10-rounder on the card features St Helens middleweight Martin Murray, 37-5-1 (17), whose adversary is yet to be confirmed. The four-time world title challenger shelved plans to retire earlier this year.