Milch set for first title fight

Milch set for first title fight

Middleweight boxer Tony Milch will have his first title fight at the York Hall in July

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Milch (left) will go into his first title fight on the back of a 100 percent unbeaten record
Milch (left) will go into his first title fight on the back of a 100 percent unbeaten record

Unbeaten middleweight boxer Tony Milch has announced he will be taking part in his first title fight in July.

The 34-year-old, who’s won his previous nine fights, takes on Matt Butler for the Lonsdale Challenger Light middleweight title at York Hall on 30 July, prior to which will be one final warm-up fight on 4 June, also taking place at the world famous east London venue.

He said: “I’m really excited about having the chance to fight for a title, I’ve been waiting a long time for this to happen and I was buzzing when I found out about it! If I could have chosen a venue, York Hall, east London probably would have been the one.”

Milch is using next month’s four-round contest to “brush off the cobwebs”, having spent a while out of the ring, a rib injury prevented him from fighting in February, and is hoping sparring with Lenny Dawes, who’s fighting for a European title fight will put him in good stead.

With a new sponsor – Red Dog Saloon – also on board, he’s raring to go for a first title, which will take place three years and one day, to the day, from his first ever fight. He said: “Three years in the making, it’s been worth all the hard work and training, the broken hands, broken ribs, broken nose, broken teeth, but it’s paying off now. “Let’s get this title and then we’ll see – I want more after that!”

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