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Sidcup boxer eyes title glory as he returns to the ring

PUBLISHED: 11:47 22 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:47 22 January 2014

Jamie Andrews is hoping to walk away with the title on February 8.

Jamie Andrews is hoping to walk away with the title on February 8.

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Middleweight Jamie Andrews says redemption is the driving force behind his return to the ring next month, as he prepares for his second crack at title glory.

The 26-year-old plumber, from Sidcup, was last in action back in November when he lost out to local rival Tom Dolan in his challenge for the Novice Middleweight belt.

But Andrews has been handed a second shot at the title after Dolan, who has now been sidelined with injury, announced he would be relinquishing the title to fight for the Southern Area version of the belt on his return.

The man standing in Andrew’s way on February 8, at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, will be Redhill pocket rocket Ben Davies - who recorded an impressive win over veteran Mark Shrubb to earn his title shot.

“Redemption is on my mind and I’m going to be grabbing this opportunity with both hands,” said Andrews. “This time I’m bringing the belt home.

“When I got the call for this fight I didn’t even need to think about it as I’ve been itching to get back into the mix after the Dolan loss, and I learnt a lot from that defeat. I really feel style wise I’ve got the advantages against Davies.

“Looking at his previous fights, I’m going to need to keep this one at range and really work my boxing as he’s much shorter than me and he’s going to need to get on the inside to work. But if I can stay calm, focussed and not get into a brawl, then I’m confident I can finish what I set out to do.

Andrew’s title showdown will feature on the undercard of the Queensbury Boxing League’s New Dawn promotion.

For more information on the rest of the 14 fight line-up, visit www.queensburyboxing.co.uk.

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