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Steeds gets title shot against Midlands veteran

PUBLISHED: 15:34 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:29 05 October 2010

By Phil Ravitz ISLE of Dogs contender Micky Steeds is to get a crack at the British cruiserweight title in a couple of months time. Steeds (pictured right), who has dropped down from heavyweight in the last 18 months, will have to go into his opponent s o

By Phil Ravitz

ISLE of Dogs contender Micky Steeds is to get a crack at the British cruiserweight title in a couple of months time.

Steeds (pictured right), who has dropped down from heavyweight in the last 18 months, will have to go into his opponent's own backyard to get the chance of a British title, but will have a decided age advantage.

He has been matched with the Midlands veteran Robert Norton, who at 36, 10 years older than Steeds, must be coming to the end of a professional career that began 15 years ago, in 1993. Still, Norton, from Stourbridge, Worcestershire, has won 29 out of his 34 pro contests and will have a real home advantage in the Matchroom Promotions' title fight, being staged at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall on Friday, September 26.

Norton took the English cruiser title off Tommy Eastwood, formerly East London trained, in March of last year, but hasn't been in a ring in 2008. He has also had two attempts to win the Commonwealth title, but has lost both times.

Steeds' latest outing was when outpointed the veteran Radcliffe Green over four rounds in June this year.

The Tower Hamlets warrior has won 12 of his 14 contests, his only defeats coming at the hands of Welshman Scott Gammer, who has beaten Steeds twice.

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