|Stuey Hall and Martin Power weigh in for tonight’s British Title fight|
MARTIN POWER has been holed up in northern Europe preparing for his make or break fight against Stuey Hall.
The Londoner bids for revenge when he challenges for Hall’s (8-0-1) British bantamweight title at Rainton Meadows Arena on Friday (July 23).
Former champion Power (21-5) was stopped in eight rounds when he met the Darlington roofer last September and taken nothing to chance.
Promoter Frank Maloney said: “Martin will not get another chance so he and trainer CJ Hussein trained in Finland for this fight. This is the last chance saloon.
“There were no distractions and Martin is in his best shape since defeating Ian Napa five years ago.
“CJ is a hard line trainer and Martin will not have been able to kid his way through this training camp.”
Power also believes Hall struggles to boil down to 8st 6lb and Maloney added: “Martin reckons that will tell as the fight wears on.
“When they met first time, Stuey had trouble making the weight and needed to get on the scales a couple of times.”
Power, 30, first became British in May 2005 when he beat Dale Robinson and made two successful defences before losing a return against Napa.
Hall will be making the first defence of the crown he won last month by forcing Napa to quit on his stool after eight rounds.
In a second title fight, Nigel Wright (21-6) who conquered former world champion Alex Arthur in his last battle contests the vacant English light-welterweight crown against Wolverhampton’s Dean Harrison (16-3).
Sunderland’s Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries (7-0) steps up to eight round class and meets Staines based Pole Michael Banbula (10-25-3), the recent conqueror of former British and WBU light-heavyweight champion Tony Oakey.
Tickets for the big night of action, priced at £30 and £70 are available from 0871 226 1508 or www.frankmaloney.com