Welterweight prospect George Hennon (4-1) has had confirmation of his next opponent as veteran Jason Nesbitt (10-197-4).
The pair are set to lock horns over six two-minute rounds on September 23rd
at Grays Civic Hall on a Carl Greaves Promotions show.
The 22-year-old talent from Kent, known to fans as Georgey-boy, took the fight at late notice after originally aiming to return to the ring following the summer break in November.
The Kent puncher, trained by brothers Johnny and Frank Greaves at the Peacock Gym in Canning Town, accepted the fight when approached by promoter Carl Greaves without a moment’s hesitation, eager to get back in the ring.
“I’ve had a bit of time off over the summer,” said the youngster from Snodland. “I enjoyed a holiday to Mexico for a couple of weeks but I’m glad to be back in the gym with a fight date in the diary already.”
Hennon’s opposite number – Nesbitt – has been punching for pay since November 2000.
The 212-fight veteran from Birmingham has shared the ring with Prizefighter winner Choi Tseveenpürev, Olympian Bradley Saunders, World title challenger Kevin Mitchell, and British, Commonwealth and English champions, as well as Carl Greaves himself.
Hennon’s promoter Greaves defeated Nesbitt in 2004, shortly after winning the WBF World super-featherweight title.
A former kickboxing champion, Hennon has adapted to the pro’s seamlessly, notching up four wins from five fights since debuting in June 2015.
His solitary defeat came on the road to eight-time national amateur champion Sam Ball (6-0) via a third-round stoppage at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on May 28th
on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ history-making triple world title win.
Hennon got straight back to winning ways in his last outing in July, defeating Plymouth’s Ross Roberts (1-6) 40-37 on points.
Hennon discussed his plans for the rest of the season, “I want to get out this time and then one more fight before the end of the year in November.
“I plan to step up to six-rounds next, then step up to eight-rounders next year and start looking to challenge for titles.”
Hennon’s next fight will be back at the Grays Civic Hall in Essex for the fifth time in his career; the venue has quickly become known as his fortress to his fans from Kent.
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