Liam Dillon vs Dave Birmingham

Liam Dillon ready to put on a show against Dave Birmingham

Published On Wednesday, March 6, 2019By British Boxing News

Liam Dillon is ready to shine against Dave Birmingham

Dillon vs Birmingham set for March 9

Liam Dillon (8-0) reckons fans could be set for a fight of the night contender when he clashes with 37-year-old Portsmouth puncher Dave Birmingham (8-3) for the vacant Southern Area lightweight title at the York Hall.

The two clash top of the bill on Goodwin Boxing's stacked York Hall card which sees three Southern Area belts on the line including Danny Couzens facing off with Daniel Mendes, with Sean Robinson taking on Josh Ejakpovi.

Avid Chelsea fan Dillon is now 8-0 and has matured into a clinical and emphatic fighter under the guidance of legendary London boxing trainers Steve Kipps and his father Bob.

It will be the third time Kipps has challenged for the Southern Area strap, already registering wins with former British and European Champion Ian Napa along with Commonwealth challenger Matt Chanda.

And the 23-year-old Londoner is confident that fans will be in for a treat come fight night.

“He is coming to fight and win as it could be his last chance to get it and I am coming there to put on a show like I always do,” he told British Boxing News, exclusively.

“He’s got a piece of history that he’s vying for, being one of the oldest, his three losses have been at Southern Area and two undefeated fighters so it’s a brilliant name to be up against.

“But in my team we have been working for this for a long time, we have been putting the foundations in place for a long time – I'm sparring 12 and 14 rounds so I am prepared.

“I am very lucky to have the team around me I do, they all put so much effort into my career, it's overwhelming at times. You can't quite believe it. Winning this title would mean so much to all of us.

“I know that it comes down to me though so thats why I’m mentally preparing for the hardest fight I’ve had which means I’m going to have to be fitter than I’ve ever been before.

“There's a few Southern Area fights on the show – Steve always puts on a great night of boxing – but I think for different reasons that our fight will live in the memory.”

Tickets are still available for Liam's fight and can be bought here.

On the undercard, Youssef Khoumari (7-0); Denis Denikajev (2-0); Sam Cox (2-0); Ellis Zorro (3-0); Louie Darlin (3-0-1); Brandon Ball (2-0); Martin Foru (3-0); Adrian Redman (3-0); Sajid Abid (6-0); Jonathan Palata (3-0) all look to continue their unbeaten runs.