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Busy Byrne to battle for Bristish Boxing Board of Control belt

Jay Byrne will compete in his fourth career title fight when he travels to Scotland on September 14.

The fighter and promoter ends a busy summer with a British Boxing Board of Control light middleweight Celtic title fight.

‘The Negotiator’ missed out on the chance to become the first BUI Celtic two weight champion when he lost to 74-79 to Paul Kean in Glasgow’s Crown Plaza Hotel on May 25, but returns to the same venue for another bill topping title fight in September.

The 31-year-old will look to return to winning ways before his September showdown as he fights on The Beginning card as in the National Stadium on July 7.

Byrne promotes the show and is expected to compete early enough on the card in a four round contest.

Victory would see the fighter that lost on points in Irish light middleweight and BUI Celtic light middleweight fights add the BBBofC light middleweight crown to the BUI welterweight Celtic title he won thanks to victory over Gerrard ‘Crank’ Whitehouse.

Kerr also has the chance to win a second title. The 27 year old Scot picked up the Scottish title by beating Iain Trotter last time out.


Byrne to compete in a fourth title fight once he gets his own promotion out of the way.
Byrne to compete in a fourth title fight once he gets his own promotion out of the way.

Speaking directly after the Kean reverse Byrne had considered hanging up the gloves to focus on promoting.

“My plan is not concrete at the minute, I have a BBBofC title fight scheduled in September at light middle and I may just go with that or I may walk away. Part of me is saying walk away and part of me is saying take a four rounder on my own bill and then go into that title fight,” Byrne said. 

It seems he has gone with option two, will fight on and will look to add another belt to the collection.

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