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WORLD TITLE TRAIL LEADS HUGHIE FURY NORTH FOR HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH WITH CHRISTIAN HAMMER IN NEWCASTLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury returns to the world title trail, Savannah Marshall lays her WBO middleweight championship on the line and hometown hero Lewis Ritson looks to put on a show for his city when BOXXER visits the Utilita Arena Newcastle on Saturday, October 16.

The trio top a card stacked with standout British talent which will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports.

Fury (25-3, 14 KOs) faces the heavy-handed Christian Hammer (26-7, 16 KOs) and will be keenly aware that Hammer’s last visit to the UK saw him maul former British and Commonwealth champion David Price before stopping him in the seventh round.

Coming off a dominant but blood-soaked unanimous decision win over Mariusz Wach in December, former British Heavyweight Champion Fury is looking for another comprehensive victory to cement his position as a global top-ten heavyweight and return his name to the world title conversation.

Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) will be looking for another highlight-reel win when she defends her title against Zambia’s Lolita The Black Diamond’ Muzeya (16-0, 8 KOs).  A successful defence in Newcastle could also open the door to a long-awaited super showdown with rival Claressa T-Rex’ Shields (11-0, 2 KOs).

Drawing intense local interest on October 16 will be Newcastle’s fight icon Lewis Ritson (21-2, 12 KOs). The former British Lightweight Champion begins his road back to world title contention on October 16 in his home city, where his thousands of fans in attendance will send up the famous ‘Ritson Roar’ as their man makes his way to the ring.

The action packed card also features talented prospects: undefeated Manchester middleweight Brad Rea, hard-hitting Newcastle heavyweight Steve Robinson; Middlesborough middleweight hot shot Mark Webster, the return of exciting Wallsend welterweight April Hunter, the highly anticipated pro debut of Durham super-welterweight Georgia O’Connor and the pro-debut of Rainton’s eight-time national Champion and Team GB star Mark Dickinson.

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