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Last Updated: Monday, 18 June 2007, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
Skelton gets new date for Sprott
Matt Skelton
Skelton beat Danny Williams for the Commonwealth title in July 2006
Matt Skelton's Commonwealth heavyweight title defence against Michael Sprott has been rescheduled for 14 July.

The British pair had been set to meet at the Excel Arena last month before Sprott was forced to withdraw with a leg injury the week before the fight.

They will now meet at London's 02 Arena and Skelton said: "The delay has worked out for me as I'm fitter and stronger."

The Bedford fighter stopped Sprott in their first encounter in April 2004 to win the British and Commonwealth belts.

Sprott said: "Skelton beating me three years ago was hard to swallow and I've been waiting for a chance for revenge.

Whatever happens this fight isn't going the distance

Matt Skelton

"I was ready to be let off the leash last time and was busting to get stuck into Skelton but picked up the injury which ruled me out.

"But I'm back and ready to rock Skelton's boots. The delay has only made my hunger and desire stronger and I'm going to dish out some long-awaited revenge on the night."

The fight will feature on a strong card which features Amir Khan's Commonwealth title challenge against Scot Willie Limond and Nicky Cook's WBO featherweight title tilt against Steve Luevano.

Skelton said: "I've been out of the ring for a while and I'm now desperate to get back into action.

"Sprott will get himself into great shape and I'm looking forward to having a good tear up with him. Whatever happens this fight isn't going the distance."

SEE ALSO
Sprott not fit to fight Skelton
22 May 07 |  Boxing
Skelton eyes world stage
17 May 07 |  Boxing
Skelton stops Sprott
24 Apr 04 |  Boxing


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