Former English light welterweight titlist Scott Haywood makes his return to the ring on the undercard of the Chris Edwards vs. Ahmed Usman British flyweight title clash on Friday, May 29 in Stoke, England.
Haywood, 19-3 (4), was last seen in the squared circle at Barnsley Metrodome in February during an unsuccessful bid to unseat world rated Commonwealth king Ajose Olusegun.
The lanky 6 footer saw a seven bout win streak snapped against Olusegun and will now look to get back on the horse in a six rounder at Stoke's Fenton Manor Sports Complex.
Facing Haywood in the opposite corner will be former amateur standout Michael Frontin, originally from Mauritius, who now makes London his home.
Frontin, 1-5-1 (0), is far better than his record indicates as he's been thrown in with the likes of seasoned veterans Oluseguin and Scott Lawton as well as hot prospects such as Nicki Smedley and Ben Murphy.
Combined, Frontin's opponents brought a cumulative record of 82-13 into their contests with the 31 year old African native.
Frontin, who holds a victory over Murphy and held Ryan Barrett to a draw, will be looking to spoil the return of Haywood, who must win this contest of he is to have a prayer of recapturing his former standing as one of Britain's top light welters.
Frank Maloney Presents the Flyweight Championship of Britain between reigning champion Chris Edwards and challenger Usman Ahmed with full undercard at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent, England on Friday, May 29, 2009
Tickets are on sale at £35 and £75 and available from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508.
Sky Sports will broadcast live on SS1 starting at 10PM.
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