HUDDERSFIELD’S Alistair Warren will fight for the British Masters super-middleweight title in London later this month.
The 26-year-old better known as Burt faces Lee Markham at the famous York Hall venue in Bethnal Green on Saturday, June 29.
Markham, 25, from Grays in Essex, has won eight of nine to date and holds the British Masters Silver middleweight crown.
He was on home territory when defeating York’s Harry Matthews on points in their title 10-rounder in April.
Markham, nicknamed ‘Banjo’, will be seeking a sixth successive victory while Warren, a stablemate of light-welterweight prospect Tyrone Nurse, wants to bounce back after going four bouts without a win.
An accidental clash of heads brought a cut which meant his last fight, with Scottish southpaw Craig McEwan in Kilmarnock in April, was ruled a draw.
The former University of Huddersfield amateur has fought for the World Boxing Council Youth and Central area titles in the past.
After losses to Frenchman Hugo Kasperski and Sheffield’s Wayne Reed respectively, he’ll be out to make it third lucky and chalk up a ninth win in 15 professional fights, two of which have been drawn.
Trainer Chris Aston is gearing up for a trio of title fights, with Nurse preparing to face Lancastrian Shayne Singleton for the English light-welter crown in September and Halifax-based Scott Gladwin handed and English flyweight clash with Doncaster’s Jason Cunningham, with the date and venue to be confirmed.