34-year-old Lutonian Kay Prospere gets his eagerly awaited English Super-Lightweight title rematch on September 7 on the aptly-named 'Last Chance Saloon' show, promoted by Joshua Goodwin.
The 10-round championship contest between Sam O'maison (16-2-1) and Kay Prospere (12-1-1) also doubles up as a British title eliminator, moving the winner closer to a crack at Robbie Davies Jr's Lonsdale belt.
After the controversial draw in March, which many thought Prospere should have won, the British Boxing Board of Control ordered an immediate rematch and put the fight out to purse bids. Promoter Josh Goodwin won the bids to give Kay the home advantage, once again at London's York Hall.
“I have to win this,” urged 'Special K'. “I believe I won the first fight and was shocked at the dirty tactics of O’maison, but I am well prepared for his continual below the belt shots this time. I cannot afford not to win as at 34-years of age I need to be moving up levels now.”
“I had an army of fans for my bout last time and there will be even more this time,” said Kay. “I will not leaving the ring without my belt and this time I will not be leaving it to the judges”.
'The Sensation' will once again travel 185 miles from Sheffield to Bethnal Green with the aim to upset the home fighter. The 28-year-old southpaw won the vacant English crown in April 2018 with a third round TKO over Kevin Hooper (21-5) at Bramall Lane Football Ground.
This bout is one of at least three major title fights on the card with others to be announced shortly.
Sam Cox (4-0); Lewis Syrett (6-0); Reece Cattermole (1-0); Ish O'Connor (2-0); and debutant Harry Armstrong are among the early names confirmed for the undercard.