Boxing: Ferndown's Iain Weaver to take on unbeaten American Wanzell Ellison ahead of title shot

Bournemouth Echo: STATESIDE: Ferndown boxer Iain Weaver fights in America tomorrow STATESIDE: Ferndown boxer Iain Weaver fights in America tomorrow

UNDEFEATED Iain Weaver will warm up for his first title tilt in Poole with a trip across the pond to take on unbeaten American Wanzell Ellison tomorrow.

The Ferndown boxer will look to add to his five professional wins when he takes on the 25-year-old in a six-round bout in Ellison's home state of New Jersey.

With 10 wins and a draw from 11 professional outings, the clash should prove one of 'The Blessed One's' sternest tests to date in Parsippany.

Weaver, 24, is due to follow that fight up with a shot at both the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world youth super-featherweight title and the World Boxing Union world youth super-featherweight title at the Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday, April 19.

The event, now sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Commission, sees veteran Steve Bendall top the bill despite a late change of opponent.

Bendall, who won the WBU middleweight crown from John Akulugu in Germany last December, will defend his crown against 39-year-old Ghanaian Emmanuel Clottey.

  • Tickets for the Lighthouse event are available from Bendall on 07855 942151. Prices start at £25 with ringside seats available for £70.

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