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Cantwell-Little Southern Area title bout added to Dilmaghani bill on Sept 15

Isaac Chamberlain and Michael Hennessy Jr also feature on Dilmaghani undercard on Sept 5

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Sam Cantwell and Ricky Little will face off for the Southern Area title on the undercard of Alex Dilmaghani's European title tilt on September 15 Photo Credit: Hennessy Sports
Sam Cantwell and Ricky Little will face off for the Southern Area title on the undercard of Alex Dilmaghani's European title tilt on September 15 Photo Credit: Hennessy Sports

Sammy Cantwell and Ricky Little will lock horns for the Southern Area Super-Flyweight title on September 5th in Wakefield, live on Channel 5.

Cantwell (7-1-1, 3 KOs) and Little (5-2-1, 1 KO) were due to collide on April 25th in Crystal Palace, but the fight was postponed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The pair will clash on the undercard of Alex Dilmaghani’s European Super-Featherweight title challenge against Frenchman Samir Ziani, as promoter Mick Hennessy launches his second show back, after August 22nd’s rescheduled British Light-Heavyweight title battle between Shakan Pitters and Chad Sugden.

Recently signed Cruiserweight contender Isaac Chamberlain and Hennessy’s son, unbeaten Middleweight Michael Hennessy Jr complete the card.

“It’s fantastic that Mick has kept the title fight and I can’t wait to get in the ring,” Sammy, son of four-time World title challenger Mickey said.

“It’s been a very challenging time for everyone, but I’m thrilled to still be fighting where many boxers aren’t able to return to the ring yet.

 

“It will be strange without a crowd as I have a massive fan base, but I’m going all out to take that title from Little.”

Little will make a first defence of his crown having bounced back from defeat to Charlie Edwards to win the vacant belt against Jack Hughes in December 2018.

And the Southampton native is fully confident on taking the belt back to Hampshire.

“I’ve kept in shape throughout as I knew the fight would eventually come off so I’m ready right now for Cantwell,” the 29-year-old said.

“He wants the title so I’m expecting him to come in fully fit and prepared, because he’s in for the fight of his life if he thinks he’s taking my title.”

 

“This could turn out to be a war between the pair, they have the biggest hearts and fight at a frenetic pace which could prove to be a real exciting fight between them,” Promoter Mick Hennessy added.

“The show is complete now with Alex’s challenge for the European title as the headliner which I also expect to be a real thriller as both men are fully charged-up for the fight.

“With Isaac looking to make a statement in his return, plus my son Michael, it’s a cracking show, live and free on Channel 5.”

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