Sykes prepares for commonwealth title

IT HAS been announced Gary Sykes’ upcoming fight with Luke Campbell will be for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

The bout between Sykes and Campbell was redesignated after the Commonwealth crown was vacated by the Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey.

The two Yorkshire fighters will go toe-to-toe at the Sheffield Arena on March 26 – and Sykes’ preparations are well underway.

The Dewsbury boxer is relishing the chance to shine again on the big stage and has been training in the snow locally, in comparison to Campbell’s luxury camp in Miami.

And in spite of being the resounding underdog, Sykes believes he can cause an upset as he thrives off the fact there is no pressure on him to win.

Campbell on the other hand suffered a shock defeat to Yvan Mendy last December and he is hoping to get back on track with a win against Sykes.

Sykes has been delighted with ticket sales so far and the 32-year-old is expected to take a large following to Sheffield later this month.

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