Promoter, Steve Wood has pulled a terrific headliner out of the bag for his November 17, Victoria Warehouse show, with Middleton’s Liam Taylor facing Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse in a British Welterweight Title eliminator.
“The Board have just signed this fight off, and I’m delighted,” explained VIP Promotions’ head, Wood. “It’s a cracking match that’s worthy of TV coverage, so it’s great for boxing fans that we’ll be showing it live and completely free on vipboxing.tv.”
Taylor and Nurse are no strangers – the pair squared off in 2015, with the experienced Yorkshire fighter eking out a points win after Taylor took the fight at short notice.
Since then, ‘Dynamo’ has won eight on the bounce to move to 19-1 (10) – while Tyrone has won and lost the British Super Lightweight Title; beating good fighters like Tommy Coyle and Willie Limond in the process, before losing the belt to world rated, Jack Catterall.
Despite Nurse, 35-4-2 (7), coming into this rematch on the back of two defeats – the Catterrall loss, and a contentious reverse to Jack Brubaker in Australia – Liam says he doesn’t believe his opponent is in decline, and is preparing for a hard, even encounter.
“I took the fight at two days notice last time, but learned from the experience,” said Liam, who once challenged for the Commonwealth title against Tommy Langford. “I learned how to do the distance, and the difference between a six-round fight and a ten-round fight. It was a good learning fight and wasn’t really a bad loss.
“This time we’ll both have the same notice so it’s going to be different. We’re both more experienced, but I’ve been over in America training with Terry Flanagan for four weeks and I’m more than ready.
“On paper, anyone might think he’s on the slide because he’s lost his last two, but Jack Catterall is a quality fighter, and although he lost in Australia, from what I’ve read he got ripped off. So, I don’t think he’s on the slide, he’ll be the same sort of fighter I fought over three years ago. I don’t