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Lynes handed a Liverpool challenge

PUBLISHED: 17:01 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 05 October 2010

FORMER European titleholder Colin Lynes must travel to Liverpool for a chance to regain his old British light welterweight crown when he faces Manchester titleholder David Barnes at the Everton Park Sports Centre on Friday November 21. The journey away fr

FORMER European titleholder Colin Lynes must travel to Liverpool for a chance to regain his old British light welterweight crown when he faces Manchester titleholder David Barnes at the Everton Park Sports Centre on Friday November 21.

The journey away from home will be nothing new for the 30-year-old Lynes, who is a member of the successful stable of fighters trained by former Bethnal Green pro Paul Cook.

The Whitechapel-born boxer has had to travel to his opponents' home territory for three of his four title fights in the past year.

Yet he managed to win all but one of the four contests - and that setback was a highly controversial points defeat against Italian Gianluca Branco in Turin in May.

Lynes still insists he had coasted to a points victory after flooring his rival early in the fight - but a tight verdict gave the title to hometown favourite Branco.

It was a costly defeat for Lynes and means he must once again challenge for the British championship he relinquished after lifting the European crown last year.

It will be no easy test against Barnes, a 27-year-old with just a single defeat in his 26-fight record.

That defeat came in a Commonwealth welterweight title fight against Ghana's Joshua O'Kine, prompting Barnes to move down to fight in the lighter division.

Barnes will also have plenty of support at the Liverpool venue, where he successfully defended his British title in July.

That fight was a good performance against Scotland's Barrie Morrison and represented the Manchester fighter's seventh straight victory since his loss to O'Kine.

Lynes made the trek to Morrison's home town of Motherwell in June last year to win his British title fight against the Scot and just six weeks later he had to travel to Wolverhampton to beat Midlands star Young Mutley for the vacant European title.


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