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Boxing: Dupre gets title chance

PUBLISHED: 16:30 05 October 2017

Alex Taylor, Niall Joyce and Robin Dupre

Alex Taylor, Niall Joyce and Robin Dupre

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After 12 unbeaten fights in five lean years as a pro fighter Robin Dupre finally gets the Commonwealth title chance he has been chasing at York Hall on Saturday.

A London champion as an amateur, Dupre predicts he will claim his first major pro title when he faces Swindon’s Luke Watkins for the cruiserweight belt on the Cyclone Promotion.

Dupre, 30, now runs the Art of Boxing gym in George Street, Romford and said: “I am so happy. This is the chance I have been waiting for a long time and I will win the title.”

Injuries, last-minute let downs and broken promises have frustrated the fighter during a stop-start career of mostly four-round contests against imported opponents.

Now he will be tested in the 12-round Commonwealth bout by a powerful 27-year-old who is unbeaten in 11 pro fights and has stopped three of his last four rivals.

“It’s a big opportunity for Robin and a promising clash of two unbeaten boxers for the Commonwealth belt,” said Mick Helliet, the manager/promoter who guides Dupre.

Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotion will be screened live on Channel 5 TV and also features unbeaten Andrew Selby, Asinia Byfield, Chantelle Cameron and Ibby Mercan.

Meanwhile, two local fighters look to maintain their unbeaten records when they appear on the Brentwood Centre promotion on Saturday night.

Popular Hornchurch boxer Sanjeev Sahota has eight straight wins on his record at super-lightweight and will be backed by his usual fan following as faces Essex rival Idris Hill.

Collier Row cruiserweight Mark Little is unbeaten in five fights under coach Paul Cook and also booked alongside Tey Lynn Jones, Richie Gray and Ashley Sexton on a 16-bout bill.

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