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November 11, 2016


British hero Lenny Daws aims to finally capture the EBU European Super-Lightweight title when he challenges undefeated Swedish star Anthony Yigit for the Vacant title on his third attempt at the title on Saturday 17th December at the Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton.

Daws v Yigit will headline promoter Mick Hennessy’s top-class event titled ‘EuroFighter’ that will feature an action-packed undercard with some of the best up-and-coming talent in the sport. Tickets priced at £40 and £100 are available to pre-order now on 07790 776 965 and will officially go on general sale next week.

“Lightning” Lenny, a former two-time EBU European Union and British Champion, was ‘robbed’ twice previously of the title against Ruben Nieto and Michele Di Rocco and is now looking to unleash vengeance on Yigit to finally claim the prestigious and historic blue belt.

The all-action fighter from Carshalton controversially lost his second European title challenge against Spaniard Nieto last December when he was disqualified after an accidental clash of heads that opened a bad cut over Nieto’s eye that was ruled as an intentional head butt by the referee Freddy Rafn. The ruling was a bitter blow to Daws as he was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards going into the tenth round and was on course to claim the title in a fight of the year contender.

He was also the victim of a highly contentious points decision loss in Italy when he faced Di Rocco in June 2013 in his first challenge for the European title. Despite cutting him early in the fight and then dropping him in the eleventh round, which was ruled as a slip, Daws firmly believes he had done more than enough to be declared the winner.

Working-class hero Daws, a big favourite with fight fans’ and TV viewers’ because of the unrelenting pace he sets and his thrilling style, is fired up to put on the best performance of his career against Yigit and claim what he believes is rightfully his.

“I’m thrilled that the date and venue is confirmed and now I can face Yigit and finally right all the wrongs that have been done against me and get that European title around my waist,” Said Daws.

“I should have won the last two times I challenged for it against Nieto and Di Rocco, but I believe in fate and it’s definitely third time lucky for me,”

“Everyone knows that I was the victim of a terrible decision last time against Nieto with the referee ruling it a head butt when it wasn’t. Then the time before that against Di Rocco I was blatantly robbed by the judges’ after dropping him only for the referee to call it a slip,”

“Anyway what’s happened has happened and I can only look forward and know that victory against Yigit and holding that European title aloft on December 17th will be the sweetest reward for me after everything I’ve been through,”

“I know that I’ve got to do a good and thorough job on him and not leave it in the judges’ hands to decide so I’m aiming to stop him before the end. The fight’s on my turf at the Carshalton Sports Centre and I’ll have my fans driving me on to a memorable win,”

“Yigit’s a good kid, he’s tough strong and hungry but I’ve got the experience to take him out into deep, deep water. I’ll now go into more great detail studying him with my trainer, get all the right sparring in and do everything I can to make sure I come out the winner on the night.”