Lomax is looking to end year on a high note

Michael Lomax looks forward to ending a disappointing year on a winning note when he appears on the Matchroom promotion at York Hall Bethnal Green, on Friday night

Michael Lomax looks forward to ending a disappointing year on a winning note when he appears on the Matchroom promotion at York Hall Bethnal Green, on Friday night.

Lomax is a former ABA champion at Stepney's Broad Street ABC, looks to come back a winner after the disappointment of a British title defeat against Sheffield's outstanding champion Kell Brook in July.

He makes his return on the show, which is headlined by two title fights.

The three-round defeat in the British title bid was a let-down for Lomax following his �25,000 success in the Prizefighter welterweight tournament in October 2008.

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Now the six-feet tall welterweight aims to prove he can still stake his claim for honours in the division after a six-year pro campaign with a winning display on Friday.

Matthew Marsh, set to challenge Jason Booth for the British super-bantamweight title in February, gets a warm up bout on the undercard when he faces Marc Callaghan the former English super bantam champion.

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It looks another tough test for the game Callaghan who looks to get back with a win after being beaten in his last four fights when his rivals were all undefeated.

However he faces a tough battle against TKO gym fighter Marsh who is looking to regain the title he never lost in the ring when he faces Booth.

Cruiserweight Michael Steeds who has challenged for British titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight knows he needs to boost his fighting future with a victory and looks forward to an all-London duel on the undercard on Friday.

He is matched with veteran Terry Dunstan a former British and European cruiserweight champion who was won two of three contests since returning to the ring last year.

The feature fight on the show is the European heavyweight championship clash between Pole Albert Sosnowski and Italian Paolo Vidoz.

The second title fight pairs Liverpool's Carl Dilks and Ghanaian Charles Adamu for the Commonwealth super-middleweight title.

l TOM DALLAS made it eight straight heavyweight wins when he defeated Latvian Jevgenijs Stamburskis in just one round at Newport on Friday night.

It was the sixth win in his unbeaten pro campaign with the more experienced Latvian crumbling as the Dallas unloaded his big punches on the Frank Maloney promotion.

With referee Wynford Jones calling a halt with 20 seconds remaining in the opening round it was the fourth first round victory in the local prospect's last five contests.

Now the six feet, six inches tall fighter looks forward to fights against tougher opposition as he moves up the heavyweight ladder in 2010.

However for featherweight Mick Coveney the Newport show proved a disappointment when he lost a points verdict to Welsh rival Jamie Arthur.

Willing battler Coveney made it a tough night for the Welsh fighter with some hard-fought toe-to-toe exchanges in the six rounder.

However Arthur, booked for a British title clash with Martin Lindsay in February, was given a 59-56 points verdict by referee Roddy Evans.

For Coveney it was the third points defeat in the last three months.

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