Jason Booth will challenge Jamie Arthur for the Commonwealth super bantamweight title at Brentwood Centre in Huddersfield, England on Saturday February 5. It will be 33-year-old Booth’s first fight since losing a points decision against IBF champion Steve Molitor back in September. It promises to be a tough return for Booth (35-6) against Arthur (18-4) who won the vacant crown against Kris Hughes three months ago.
The fight replaces Sam Webb’s British light middleweight title defence against Bradley Pryce which is off after the champion suffered a back problem. Promoter Frank Maloney said: “Fighters like Jamie, Jason are true professionals and always in the gym waiting for the phone to ring.
“I contacted so many fighters seeing who was available when Sam pulled out, but you either get told they aren’t in a gym or come across trainers who break out in a cold sweat when you mention a tough fight.
“Jason is never in a bad fight and this is a chance to win back his old title and have one more crack at the big time.”
Also on the bill 2008 Olympic bronze medallist David Price will have his first ten rounder against an opponent to be names early next week.
A super-flyweight contest sees recent British flyweight title challenge Ashley Sexton (9-0-1) box former British bantamweight title holder Martin Power (21-6)