Townend books mouthwatering date in the ring with former World title contender Rendall Munroe

BOXING CLEVER: Andy Townend. Picture: Trevor Price.
BOXING CLEVER: Andy Townend. Picture: Trevor Price.
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Wakefield’s Andy Townend is set for the fight of his blossoming career after being handed a date in the ring with former world super bantamweight title contender Rendall Munroe.

The 24-year-old will take on Leicester-based Munroe, who is also a former European and Commonwealth title holder, at Doncaster Dome on Saturday, September 28.

Townend’s trainer and show promoter Stefy Bull has also applied for the ten-round super featherweight contest to be an English title eliminator, giving the former Kettlethorpe High School student the chance to make a real name for himself against experienced and well-respected opposition.

Munroe, 33, has been involved in a number of World, European and Commonwealth super bantamweight contests, the last of which saw him defeated by Scott Quigg in Manchester last November - one of only three defeats in 29 fights.

He returned to the ring to beat Laszlo Fekete in his hometown in May and will look to continue his climb back up the ladder against the former England amateur international next month.

Townend, who trains out of Bull’s Empress Ballroom gym, has been eager to fight at super featherweight after spending most of his career boxing at lightweight. His last two fights were originally pencilled in as super featherweight contests but both opponents pulled out.

It will be the second time Townend has fought over ten rounds after he defeated Barnsley fighter Ben Wager in April to claim the British Masters lightweight title. He went on to stop Jake Smith inside two rounds earlier this month.

Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will see Doncaster boxer Gavin McDonnell headline against Josh Wale, and are priced £35, or £60 for ringside seats. Contact Townend on 07857 180576.

See Friday’s Express to read Townend’s thoughts on his mouthwatering fight.