TEENAGER Danny Quatermaine is preparing for a shot at the English title as takes on current champion Cory O’Regan from Bradford ABC.
The 18-year-old will be backed by a large following from Clearys for the fight in Birmingham on February 6.
Quatermaine currently owns the youth and senior Elite Central England lightweight belts and is now the challenger for the English title.
O’Regan will be a tough test for the Leamington boxer having recently caught the eye of the Great Britain selectors, but coach Edwin Cleary believes Quatermaine has what it takes to beat the best.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Danny,” said Cleary. “His march to the top is incredible considering he was a novice two years ago.
“But he’s worked hard and listened. He’s been matched the correct way over the last four years and is always looking to push on.
“He’s boxed everyone we’ve asked and believes in our system. Matching a fighter is all about trying to match them at the right time with the right opponent pushing them on and not holding them back.
“His record is more impressive as from the start he’s constantly boxed boxers with far more experience than him.
“He’s a exiting all action puncher with one hell of an engine. He can box but he’s been in with the big boys from the start so he’s had to learn on the job.”
Jake Finch, 16 will also box on the same England show as Quatermaine in a support belt and it will be the youngster’s first fight back after nearly four months out with a broken thumb.
Cleary added: “He’s an incredible talent and big things will come from him very soon.
“With only the use of one hand he’s never missed a day’s training and he went to a Midlands squads session and sparred four rounds of three minutes only with one hand. Two hands at a squad session is hard enough.”
With Clearys Boxing Club back their fighters, the home show on February 6 at the Assembly in Leamington Spa has been cancelled.
Anyone who has purchased a ticket is entitled to a full refund and should contact Edwin Cleary on 07723389774.