Sunderland boxing is braced for a sensational derby shoot-out between Glenn Foot and Kirk Goodings.
Foot, beaten by Sam Eggington in a challenge for the British and Commonwealth welterweight titles last weekend in Manchester, will take on Goodings at Dunston on Saturday, September 19.
The fight is being promoted by Phil Jeffries who, ironically, manages both men.
“Glenn has been banging on my door for a fight,” said Jeffries.
“I had offered fights to Lee Mould and Craig Dixon and Glenn ended up on Facebook asking if anyone would fight him.
“Kirk’s seen it and rang up and said ‘I’ll fight him’ so it’s on.
“It’s agreed for six rounds and it’s a cracking fight, the sort of 50-50 value-for-money bout the fans want.
“The lads will shake hands afterwards but this is a real fight.”
Goodings is the former English lightweight champion.
The Sunderland boxer was stopped inside a minute in his lightweight defence against Scott Cardle in Manchester back in September.
The derby will be at the Lancastrian Suite at Dunston Fed Brewery on Saturday, September 19.