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Vaughan looks to get back on track

PUBLISHED: 14:43 18 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 18 September 2015

Canning Town fighter returns to ring

Joe Vaughan is looking to make it three wins from three as he faces Lewis O’Mara at York Hall on Saturday.

Vaughan, who shares the same coach as George Groves in Barry O’Connell, is raring to go after just one fight in 16 months, because of injury.

“I had a huge break between my first and second fight. I tore my cartilage and have worked extremely hard to get fit again. It was so frustrating not being able to fight so I hope I can get the win here and get my career back on track.” said Vaughan.

Trainer O’Connell has been in Las Vegas for Groves’ fight against Badou Jack so Steven Goodwin, Vaughan’s second coach has stepped in.

“Barry is away, so Steve has taken over, I couldn’t be happier with the way training has gone. I’m raring to go,” added. Canning Town’s Vaughan, who is not expecting an easy bout, despite his rival losing his last seven outings.

“I’m expecting a tough night, but, hopefully I can get another win under my belt and focus on my next fight in December,” he said.

“Training has gone as well as possible. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in.”

*Unbeaten West Ham lightweight Eddie Hussein gets his seventh pro outing on the world title bill at Wembley on September 26, writes Len Whaley

He meets Leicester’s Lewis Jones on a Frank Warren show headed by the WBA world super-middleweight title clash between Frank Buglioni and Russian title-holder Fedor Chudinov.

Other title action on a star studded bill features Ahmet Patterson, Lewis Pettit, Ryan Walsh, Bradley Skeete and Jamie Cox.

Boxing author Ralph Oates may have moved away from Essex out to the leafy lanes of Suffolk but heremains an enthusiastic expert and has produced his ninth book on the sport, writes Len Whaley

‘The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing’ (published by Robert Hale Limited, £17.99) presents over 200 pages of information about boxing’s beef brigade.

Ralph takes us from the bare knuckle days to the current kings of the division in a book packed with interesting facts and statistics.

It includes a foreword by former heavyweight ‘Golden Boy’ Billy Walker who is featured in the book alongside some fine pictures from the past.

After more than 25 years of writing boxing books it’s clearly a labour of love for the author who hopes that fans will enjoy his latest effort.


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