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Mathews signs up to Haye's camp

Derry Mathews
Mathews (r) is now looking for the British title

Liverpool featherweight Derry Mathews has signed a three-year contract with David Haye's Hayemaker Promotions.

Mathews first fight for his new team is a final eliminator for the British title against unbeaten Martin Lindsay in Sheffield on 20 September.

The former WBU world champion, 24, told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I want that British title.

"The deal is unbelievable and Hayemaker Promotions are going to bring big things for me."

As part of Mathews's deal, all of his fights under Hayemaker will be televised by Setanta Sports and he will fight on the undercard of some of David Hayes fights.

The Liverpudlian added those were key factors in his decision to sign with the new promotional company.

"He [Haye] has promised me that I'm going to be on his undercards.

"I believe he's going to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

"To sit in a room with him a couple of weeks ago and the deal he threw at me was something I couldn't refuse."

see also
John Watson signs with Haye
30 Jul 08 |  Boxing
Mathews eyes British title shot
21 Jul 08 |  Boxing
Mathews set for comeback fight
14 May 08 |  Boxing
Former champion signs with Haye
16 Jun 08 |  Boxing

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