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Title shot for middleweight Lawrence

Friday 4th March 2016

Middleweight Oliver Lawrence believes victory in next month’s crucial Queensbury Boxing League showdown could pave the way for a title shot on the shows televised series this year.

Contender Lawrence will be back in action at the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey on Saturday April 9th, when he collides with highly experienced Portsmouth veteran Paul Morby, and the 23 year old from Maidstone says just one mistake against Morby could see him taste defeat.

Lawrence was last in action back in October when he recorded a comprehensive points win over Brighton’s Chris Sharpe to edge him closer to a title elimination shot, but the young contender was forced to postpone his return to the Queensbury Boxing League in February when he suffered a fractured wrist in sparring.

But with the carrot of a title shot edging even closer and Lawrence’s injury now fully recovered, the Maidstone man feels ready to step things up and seize his chance of winning his first league title.

“Getting injured in the build up to the February fight was frustrating, but now that the injury has recovered I’m really focussing on the next fight, said Lawrence.

“ Paul Morby is a tough fight for me as he’s fought the likes of world champion Liam Smith and world title challenger Frank Buglioni, so I need to be fully focussed as one mistake could cost me”

“ Training wise I’ve been really pushing the intensity of things hard and making sure I’m going to be the fittest that I have ever been, so there is no chance of me overlooking Morby and slipping up.

Also in action on the packed undercard of the show, Maidstone light middleweight Mark Hiscott will lace up the gloves for his debut fight when he takes on fellow debutant Dan Lynch from Northampton.

Hiscott, who trains out of the Maidstone Boxing Club under the guidance of head coach Terry Hadaway only took up the sport 6 months ago, but he impressed the shows promoters so much when he was seen sparring that he has been selected to appear on the big event at Epsom.

Both Lawrence and Hiscott will compete on Saturday April 9th at the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and for ticket information log on to