Alex Arthur v Michael Gomez will always be remembered as one of the best modern day fights to be held in a British ring. Gomez upset the odds and the Edinburgh locals by beating Arthur to take his British super-featherweight crown in October 2003.
The undefeated Arthur was making the third defence of his Lonsdale belt and was looking to win the belt outright. Tipped for the very top, the well schooled Arthur was a big odds on favourite.
Gomez he was looking to become a two time British title holder and for him it was a must win battle at a critical stager of his career. But when the chips were down and his back was against the wall, the Moston fighter always raised his game.
For Gomez, 26 at the time, it was a make-or-break fight, the former British champion and WBU title challenger, who with his coaches Billy Graham, Bobby Rimmer and friend Ricky Hatton in his corner that night, had threatened to retire if he failed to win.
If you didn’t see it at the time or haven’t done for a while? Then your in for a treat sit back and enjoy another British boxing classic.
The classic fight for the British Super-featherweight title October 2003.