Wincton boxer Dave Millward is looking forward to defending his unbeaten record in Wincton in April.
And there’s even a chance he could be involved in a British title eliminator.
Middleweight Millward will share top billing with Wincton’s Matty Bubblie, who will defend his English cruiserweight title against Jack Edwards on a show jointly promoted by Bobby Hatton’s organisation and VIP.
Millward, who has won all 17 bouts as a professional, said: “We are waiting to hear whether the British Boxing Board will sanction an eliminator for the British title, which would be brilliant if it came off.”
The April 29 date will mark a return to the venue where Millward enjoyed a shut-out point’s win over Midlander Max Maxwell, the former British title challenger, in November.
It was Millward’s 17th straight win and he said: “After beating Maxwell, I was hoping to fight again before Christmas but it never happened.
“But I have kept myself fit and ready.
“John Winters, my manager, did offer me a fight on one of his promotions at Guildford on February 28, but I decided not to take it so that I can concentrate fully on the Wincton Boys Club fight.
“Whoever I do meet on April 29, I want it to be another step-up in class.
“I am the fittest I have ever been and I have a good 11 weeks to prepare for the Wincton Boys Club in April. That gives me plenty of time.“I had been hoping that 2013 would be a big year for me but it didn’t work out that way because I spent a long time out with a hand injury.
“So I will try and make sure that 2014 is a big year for me instead.
“At the moment, I am injury-free and everything is going well.”
Millward has had a career change of late.
The bulk of his contests have been at light-middle but he has stepped up to middleweight, where he is more comfortable for his size.