Sunderland boxing promotor Phil Jeffries has confirmed Thomas Ward is set for a British title shot in 2016, after speaking to the British Boxing Board of Control.
“I’m sorting out a deal for Tommy Ward to fight for a British Title on March 5 at Rainton Meadows Arena,” confirmed Jeffries.
“The planned opponent pulled out because he didn’t want to fight Ward. He must be looking to go down a different route, but I will find another opponent for the event.
“We will probably have an opponent confirmed in January,” Jeffries added.
Even at the young age of 21, Ward is building himself a good reputation within Boxing – winning all of his 16 fights so far.
The County-Durham born boxer has only managed to stop one opponent so far in his career and will be hoping to add another to his record when he takes centre stage at the Rainton Meadows Arena.
The event could be the first of 2016 for Pro Box North-East and Jeffries is looking to build on a successful 2015.
He said: “This year has been very good for Pro Box North-East. We’ve had five events which have gone very well and we are looking forward to next year.
“The only way we can improve on this year is just by putting on bigger and better fights in 2016,” Jeffries continued.
When asked about the possibility of securing any TV deals in 2016, Jeffries explained: “Little promoters don’t get a chance with TV cameras, Eddie Hearn has it all sorted for himself.
“I don’t really think about it, I’m just focused on making the best events I can.”