Hennessy Sports in association with GoldenPalace.net are proud to announce the all-Manchester showdown between Lee Meager and John Murray for the vacant British Lightweight title at the Robin Park Arena in Wigan on Friday, July 11, 2008.
The Hennessy Sports pair have been given their opportunity after Jon Thaxton was given another shot at the European title.
Meager is a former British champion who lost the title to Thaxton on points in 2006 while Murray is the former English and WBC Youth champion who is still unbeaten.
Both Murray and Meager fought on the same Las Vegas bill in December, the night before Ricky Hatton's fight with Floyd Mayweather, and the two stable-mates know each other very well from sparring sessions.
Sky Sports will televise the fight live and promoter Mick Hennessy is expecting it to be one of the best fights of 2008.
"They've sparred together on a few occasions and ringside observers in the gym at the time have all said they have been out and out wars, really entertaining encounters," said Hennessy.
"It's hard to see two of your own fighters square off but the British title means so much to them and they both want this title really badly."
Tickets will be available for purchase from Ticketmaster box office on 0870 060 1795 or via the web www.ticketmaster.co.uk from the end of this week.