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Boxer Blackwell ready for title defence

Nick Blackwell was youngest-ever English champion Photo:

Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell will defend his English middleweight title against Martin Concepcion in his home town on Saturday night. He's promising his fans an all-action fight as he looks to retain the belt before moving on to a shot at the British or Commonwealth title.

To defend the title in my home town is a dream come true

– English middleweight champion Nick Blackwell

Blackwell became the youngest-ever English champion when he beat Henry Matthews to claim the vacant belt in November 2010. It came as no surprise to his trainer or his manager, who have tipped him for the top. For more sports stories, follow Chris Spittles on Twitter

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