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Title clash for Rocky Dean's return

PUBLISHED: 16:36 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:28 05 October 2010

ROCKY DEAN has to look back to a show at Dagenham s Goresbrook Centre in March 2005 for when he last won a title fight. Now, after losing five attempts since that night, Dean bids to end his run when he clashes with Nottingham s Jason Booth for the Briti

ROCKY DEAN has to look back to a show at Dagenham's Goresbrook Centre in March 2005 for when he last won a title fight.

Now, after losing five attempts since that night, Dean bids to end his run when he clashes with Nottingham's Jason Booth for the British super-bantamweight title at York Hall next Tuesday.

Dean's Goresbrook success four years ago came with a points win over local rival Mickey Coveney, when they clashed for the Southern Area featherweight championship.

Since that night, the Peacock Gym-based crowd-pleaser has made five unsuccessful bids - the last three title battles have all been close calls against the same fighter - another local rival Matthew Marsh based at the TKO Ultrachem gym.

Now Dean tries again with his latest chance against 'too smooth' Booth, who won the British super-bantamweight crown that Marsh suddenly vacated earlier this year - with the challenger going all out for the victory that will bring him the biggest boost of a 10-year fight career.

Busy promoter Frank Maloney switches to Tuesday night for his return to the Bethnal Green arena for a promising bill which will be screened on SkySportsTV and features the London pro debut of his Hackney trained, Irish Olympic star Darren Sutherland, who has been looking a top super-middleweight prospect.

Peacock Gym-based heavyweight puncher Tom Dallas, winner of five straight contests and fighting under the Maloney banner, aims to record win number six.

An attractive featherweight clash gives unbeaten Akaash Bhatia with 14 straight wins, his toughest test against Welsh rival Jamie Brook - a ten-round clash billed as a British title eliminator.

Other supporting contests feature lightweight Alex Dilmagahmi, welterweight Martin Welsh, light-middleweight Tomas Grublys while flyweight Ashley Sexton is set to meet Mike Robinson.

Former British bantamweight champ Martin Power is in action with lightweight Liam Shinkwin also on the show.

For show tickets phone 0871 226 1508.

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