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As InstantBoxing.com discovered in an interview with Lee Mould’s manager, Mal Gates – Sunderland’s Mould (5-0, 2 KOs) is set to enter negotiations to face International Bronze Masters champion Craig Dixon (12-0, 0 KOs);
“Mould is ready for a step up in class, he wants a Northern Area title next. We’ve been called out by Craig Dixon, who’s unbeaten in twelve fights. They’ve made it clear they want to fight us, and we don’t have a problem with fighting him next.
Both fighters seem like they want the fight, so I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen. At the end of the day, everybody likes to see local derbies.”
Welterweight rival Dixon, who is unbeaten in a dozen fights, claimed the International Masters Bronze title on May 17 with a unanimous decision over Robert Walczak. Along with the impressive landslide victory, the “Birtley Bullet”launched a statement of intent by claiming that he wants to face Mould within the next few months.
It’s certain that the North East boxing scene would be gripped by a contest featuring two of the regions brightest, unbeaten talents. Joining Mould on Sunday’s Wraith Promotions bill is Tom Whitfield and English title hopeful Anthony Nelson.
Gates admits that Mould’s contest will only be treated as a warmup for bigger things, although warned that the “Mackem Mexican”must be wary of complacency against his journeyman opponent Matthew Seawright (5-97-5, 0 KOs)
“The gameplan is get at him early. Seawright is a tough, durable journeyman. When he’s been in the North East previously he beat Karl Ferguson on his own show and then took a few rounds off Anthony Hardy,”added Gates.
In his last outing at the annual Summer Rumble, Mould arguably stole the show with an emphatic second round stoppage against George Watson. The 24 year old displayed great patience combined with heavy punching power to dispatch off “Razor”.
Come Oct 12, Mould will be concentrating on not only winning comfortably, but sending a message to his developing rival Craig Dixon.
Fellow stable-mates Anthony Nelson and Tom Whitfield join Mould on Sunday’s afternoon bill. Tickets for the event start at £30 and are available by calling 07510 320981