Kash Farooq vs Duane Winters

Kash Farooq will defend his British bantamweight title against Duane Winters live on BBC Scotland

Published On Saturday, August 10, 2019By British Boxing News

Kash Farooq could earn Lonsdale belt outright if he gets through Duane Winters challenge

Unbeaten champion Kash Farooq (12-0) will defend his British bantamweight title on Saturday, 17 August against challenger Duane Winters (11-1) at the Raddison Blu in Glasgow, live on BBC Scotland.

The Pakistan-born Scot, 23, is unbeaten in 12 professional bouts, most recently stopping Kyle Williams in April.

It will be Farooq's third title defence, which means he could win the coveted Lonsdale belt outright if he comes through the challenge successfully, adding his name to a prestigious list of names that include Hnry Cooper, Lennox Lewis, Carl Froch and Billy Joe Saunders.

Bristol-based Winters, 31, known as 'The Gas Man', has won 11 of his 12 professional bouts and is Britain's Southern Area super bantamweight champion.

'Untouchable' Ukashir Farooq has scored five knockouts in his last six contests, all within the last two years, so comes into the bout full of confidence and momentum.

Farooq and Winters are due to meet at 22:15 BST, with BBC Scotland's online coverage also featuring each undercard fight at the city's Raddison Blu venue.