Ward will face Dickens in Leeds for British title

Tommy Ward will challenge for the British super-bantamweight title when he meets Jazza Dickens in Leeds on May 13.

Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 8:43 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 9:01 am
Tommy Ward

Promoter Frank Warren won the purse bids for the contest and today announced the date and venue, with the neutral First Direct Arena the stage for the eagerly-awaited Northern battle.

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It will be Dickens’ second defence of his belt, the first, ironically, being a split decision victory over Tommy’s elder brother, Martin.

Ward’s coach Neil Fannan said: “It’s great to have a date to work towards.

“Tommy will box at the Rainton Meadows Arena on March 4 and then it will be all systems go for Jazza.”