Returning Nathan Watson see’s title hopes Stahl-ed

Nathan Watson [4(1)-0] has seen his title hopes Stahl-ed but will get more 2021 action later this month.

The Australian-based fighter was set to fight for his first professional title Down Under on July 24.

The Belfast prospect had agreed to trade leather with Aaron Stahl [2-0-1] for the Queensland light-middleweight strap at the Eaton Hills Hotel.

However, the Townsville native pulled out of the title fight, meaning Watson will have to wait before trying to get his hands on a strap.

Watson will still see action and will fight for the third time this year on the Ace Promotions show. The Belfast fighter takes on John Ake [0-10(2)] on the summer show.

Ake is a former Australian middleweight title challenge who has yet to register a victory in his 10 fights to date. However, he has only been stopped twice and should give the title hopeful rounds.

Irish-boxing.com understands Team Watson are hoping to have him out in August once everything runs smoothly in July.

Watson has been sparring with two-weight world title challenger and former Queensland middleweight world champ Dennis Hogan in recent weeks.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com