ALISTAIR WARREN will push for a rematch with Jez Wilson – this time for the Central area middleweight title.

The Huddersfield fighter played his part in a thrilling bout as he suffered a fifth-round stoppage loss to the Sheffield holder, who had home advantage in the non-title clash.

Warren, 25, suffered a cut eye in the first of six scheduled rounds, but carried on regardless as both men traded hurtful punches in a high-tempo duel.

But by the fifth, the wound had opened significantly, and after the doctor intervened, the former University of Huddersfield amateur, nicknamed Burt, needed 10 stitches.

“It was a great contest, and the only shame was that it was over early,” said trainer Chris Aston.

“I’m sure both sets of fans would want to see a repeat.”

Warren’s stablemate Ismail Anwar, the 21-year-old lightweight, will aim to maintain his 100% record in his third fight, against Essex’s Dan Naylor at Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday, December 8.

“He’s a decent fighter and a Southpaw to boot, but you have to be able to deal with them in professional boxing and this will be a good test for Ismail,” said Aston, who can be contacted on 07917 881114 for ticket details.