Undefeated welterweight prospects, Darren Tetley and Mason Cartwright, will clash for the vacant WBO European Welterweight title on the undercard of Warrington vs Selby at Elland Road, Leeds on May 19th.
Bradford’s Tetley is keen to secure the WBO strap before setting his sights on the British title, currently held by Bradley Skeete.
“This is a fight that has got a lot of people excited,” said Tetley. “Two undefeated prospects are putting it all on the line; it has all the makings of a great fight. This is a massive fight for me and one that I’ll shine in.
“Cartwright is a good fighter and likes to come forward; I’m expecting him to put it on me from the very first bell. If they think I’m going to shy away from a fight, then they’ve got another thing coming.
“He’s coming down from Light-Middleweight, so I reckon he’ll try and blast me out of there early. When it gets to the late rounds, and I’m still right there in front of him I can see myself taking him out.”
Meanwhile, Ellesmere Port’s Cartwright will enter the contest off a two-round demolition of Zaurs Sadihovs and is aiming to stop Tetley when they square off in May.
“I’m ready for this step up,” said Cartwright. “This is an amazing opportunity, and I’m going to grab it with both hands. If I win this belt, I’ll get a World ranking with the WBO, and that’s a huge incentive for me.
“I think the strength and power that I bring at this weight overwhelms a lot of people. I respect Darren as a fighter, but I think he’s going to struggle with my strength, especially over ten rounds. If I can get him out of there, I’m going to get him out of there.
“Fighting in front of thousands of people at a historic stadium like Elland Road is going to be a special experience and it’s a real chance to get my name out there and show people what I can do.”