‘Big fight’ awaits Clitheroe’s Blackledge

Luke Blackledge
Luke Blackledge

Clitheroe boxer Luke Blackledge has revealed that an offer of a ‘big fight’ has forced him to pull out of his forthcoming contest on February 28th.

The 24-year-old had been added to the card at Preston Guild Hall where he was due to feature alongside the likes of Scott Moonan, Tomi Tatham, Morgan Jackson, Kurt Grieve, Ricky Gooding and headliner Ricky Skelton as VIP Promotions, in association with Karl Ince, presents ‘Boxing is Back’.

However Blackledge, who had been sparring with Prizefighter champion Tom Doran prior to the eight-man tournament, said on his Facebook page: “Just to let everyone know I’ve pulled out of the fight on February 28th. I’ve got a big fight coming up and I’ll let you know in a couple of days when it’s confirmed.”

Blackledge, coached by Alex Matvienko, has been pursuing a shot at the Commonwealth strap.