Crawley boxer Ben Jones is to contest a weigh-in or warm-up fight at featherweight level in Doncaster.
He usually fights in the heavier super-featherwight class but is aiming to secure a future title fight at his new category once he gets a ranking.
It’s all part of his journey towards a major title. “Ben’s been offered loads of fights but needs to make sure they are leading in the right direction.”
Jones is taking on an opponent to be confirmed at the Doncaster Dome in South Yorkshire on August 29.
His manager Kaz Evans of Assassin Promotions is working with Mickey Helliet to arrange a title fight in early October in London.
Jones’ public relations manager Graham Wright said: “It’s all part of his journey towards a major title.
“Ben’s been offered loads of fights but needs to make sure they are leading in the right direction.”
This year has been very much a comeback period for the 33-year-old former Three Bridges footballer.
This followed a double setback of two shock defeats in Barcelona and at Bluewater in Kent.
This was a major blow which left him contemplating possible retirement.
However he continued his career and threw himself into re-establishing himself as a major title contender.
He has now won three warm-up fights in a row against international opponents from Hungary, Georgia and Slovakia.
If he wins again at Doncaster he hopes to be back in the big time for a top of the bill contest in London.
Meanwhile, Jones is the subject of another documentary which will be shown on his website later this month.
Called Inside Access, it is a behind the scenes look at Jones and his team and his training camp.
It is made by Showcase Sports.
Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities or for ticket enquiries should contact Graham Wright on 07944 072696.
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