Willy Hutchinson and Lennox Clarke will clash for vacant British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles

Willy Hutchinson and Lennox Clarke will clash for vacant British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles

Published On Thursday, November 19, 2020By Tim Rickson

Willy Hutchinson and Lennox Clarke land British and Commonwealth title fight

Scotland's Willy Hutchinson (13-0, 9KOs) and West Midlands' Lennox Clarke (19-1-1, 7KOs) will clash for vacant British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles on December 5, live on BT Sport.

The news broke on the same day that Lerrone Richards signed for Matchroom Boxing, meaning that 'The Sniper' has vacated his belts with ambitions to push for European and higher honours.

The 168-pounders will join the undercard of Anthony Yarde vs Lyndon Arthur, which takes place behind closed doors at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London.

Previously this month, the British Boxing Board of Control had approved the contest between super-middlewight titleholder Richards and challenger Hutchinson, but former contender Clarke now gets a second chance instead.

Clarke's last fight ended in a slit decision loss to Richards when challenging for the British and Commonwealth belts. One of the three judges scored the contest 115-113 to 29-year-old Clarke, but he wasn't able to sway the other two. His decent effort has rewarded him with a second crack at it.

22-year-old 'Braveheart', from Carstairs in Scotland, earned his shot by winning all 13 contests with nine stoppages since turning pro in 2017.

Jack Cullen won his British title eliminator contest against John Docherty on Saturday, November 14, so the winner of Hutchinson-Clarke will be called upon to defend their shiny new belt immediately.

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