Cardiff native Gary Buckland has won 24 of his 26 professional fights Gary Buckland will make the first defence of his British super-featherweight title against Paul Truscott on 26 November in Newport.

The 25-year-old Welshman won an unanimous points in September to take the title from Gary Sykes in Sheffield.

Truscott, also 25, is a former Commonwealth champion and with 17 wins from 19 fights will provide a testing first defence for Buckland (24-2-0).

Rendall Munroe, Joe Murray, Jez Wilson and Tom Doran feature on the undercard.

Promoter Ricky Hatton said: "Gary's win over Sykes was a humdinger and this defence will be just as much a thriller.

"Paul is a very good operator and the only opponent to have his measure is John Simpson, but that is nothing to be ashamed of.

I have every confidence that Gary Buckland will go way beyond British level
Ricky Hatton Boxing promoter
"He moved up to super-featherweight after his second loss to Simpson and looks a lot stronger.

"I have every confidence that Gary will go way beyond British level, but this fight will show that Hatton Promotions are not frightened of testing our fighters against the best.

"It is great to take a show to south Wales and I hope to stage even bigger events in the region with Gary headlining."

Source: BBC News

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