New fight date for ‘The Ginger Ninja’


Chris Blaney [7(3)-0] will return to the ring in September as he begins the second year of his pro career.

The Ricky Hatton-trained middleweight has had a fight date confirmed for Friday September 1st at the Bescot Stadium in Walsall.

The fight will be Blaney’s third successive six rounder as he kicks of the new season and readies himself for a step up to eight rounds and minor title level.

A brilliant first year as a pro saw ‘The Ginger Ninja’ race to five wins before stepping up in rounds and opposition to outpoint tough Spaniard Christian Hoskin Gomez and, most recently, Central Area champ Darryl Sharp.

An opponent for Blaney’s fourth fight in England will be confirmed shortly.

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photography

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Joe O'Neill

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