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Dingsdale steps in after Devine withdraws fromtitle fight with Arlain

March 20th, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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Michael Devine (15-5-1) has withdrawn from his Southern Area lightweight title defence against the mandatory challenger Jamie Arlain(5-0) on April 22nd at the York Hall in London.

Devine, 27 from Luton, gave up the title to focus on bigger fights so Medway’s Adam Dingsdale (15-3-1) has stepped in to fill the void in an attempt to regain the title that he once held during 2014 – 2015.

The 10-round championship contest is still scheduled to take place on April 22nd at the same iconic East-End venue.

The Medway man will be eager to win back the Southern Area lightweight titlethat he previously relinquished in order to challenge Kevin Hooper (19-5) for his English lightweight championship in March 2016, losing via unanimous decision to the champion from Grimsby.

Dingsdaleis replacing Devine, who have crossed paths before when they met in May 2015 which should have served the 29-year-old from Hoowith the first defence of his Southern Area title but his challenger came in overweight and forfeited the right to fight for the belt.Dingsdale won the non-…

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