Feb 22 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
EDDIE DOYLE looks set to fight for the British Masters title in front of a sell-out crowd on Friday night.
The Glenboig puncher is to face Clydebank’s Gary McArthur at the Wishaw Sports Centre for the light-welterweight belt.
Doyle (26) has won all nine of his professional fights to date with 29-year-old McArthur bringing a record of 16 victories from 20 bouts to the ring.
Paul Graham of Prospect Promotions, who have organised the show with Tommy and Chris Gilmour, says there is little to choose between the boxers who are well aware of what is at stake.
He told Advertiser Sport: “This is a big chance for Eddie as a win would take him into the top 15 in Britain.
“I’d say this was his biggest test as Gary has mixed in higher company. It’s going to be a great fight.
“There is a lot on the line for both boxers and they’ll see Friday night as their chance to start pushing for bigger fights.
“Eddie wants to test himself against the best although there isn’t a heavy favourite in this one.”
Whinhall’s Barry Craig features on the undercard and takes on Newton Stewart’s Giuseppe Daprato in a lightweight contest.
A handful of tickets are still on sale and are available by contacting Paul on (01698) 338888.