Lee Purdy to defend British title

COLCHESTER’S Lee Purdy will defend his British Welterweight title against experienced Londoner Colin Lynes on November 9.

Purdy, 24, whose last two fights have seen him stop Craig Watson - on both occasions in the fifth round - to win and then defend the belt will take on the wily Lynes, who has lost nine of 44 professional bouts at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

“Fighting Colin is a great test for my second defence,” said Purdy, nicknamed “Lights out”.

“I feel like I am ready to move up to European level and to prove that I need to win fights like this one, against good fighters who have had success in the places that I want to go.”

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