Swansea’s Jay Harris will get a shot at his first professional Title live on BoxNation, Friday 24th February from London’s York Hall.
The 9-0 rising star trained under the guidance of Gary Lockett steps down a weight to challenge for Thomas Essomba’s Flyweight Commonwealth Title.
Essomba scored an upset KO victory over previously unbeaten Waleed Din back in October 2015 to pick up the Commonwealth Title. Din hit the canvass three times in the eleventh round before his corner threw in the towel. Essomba was well ahead on the cards at the time of the stoppage.
In his latest outing, Essomba tasted defeat in a non-title contest against Iain Butcher in a close ten round decision which edged towards the Scot. The 2011 Africa Games Gold medallist will be looking to get back to winning ways and kick start his career.
Challenger Harris has found his power stopping his last six opponents all inside the distance.
On his last outing on November’s big show in Cardiff topped by Terry Flanagan v Orlando Cruz and Liam Williams v Gabor Gorbics, Harris dropped Phil Smith four times before he retired.
The Welshman has size and age on his side at York Hall, which marks Harris’ second time fighting at the legendary London venue after previously stopping Tibor Nadori in the first round back in July 2015.
Cameroonian Essomba has resided in the U.K since the 2012 Olympic Games.
After beating Moroccan Abdelali Daraa in the first round, Essomba was sent crashing out of the competition by Ireland’s Paddy Barnes.
Also on the show, Boy Jones Jr makes the first defence of his Southern Area Super-Featherweight Title.
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