As reported last month, BBBofC Middleweight Champion Nick Blackwell will defend his title against Chris Eubank, Jr. in March. Earlier today, however, Hennessy Sports announced a few tweaks to the card via press release. Rather than March 5th, the fight will take place on March 26th with Hughie Fury in the co-main event.
Hennessy claims that Fury's to-be-announced opponent is "world-ranked," a delightfully ambiguous term.
Blackwell (19-3-1, 8 KO) won the title last year by knocking out John Ryder, then defended it twice against Damon Jones and Jack Arnfield. He is unbeaten in his last seven fights dating back to a 2013 loss to Max Bursak.
Eubank, Jr. (21-1, 16 KO), he of the promoter carousel, has stopped three straight opponents since a split decision loss to Billy Joe Saunders for the belt that Blackwell now holds. He is Danny Jacobs' mandatory challenger for the WBA belt, which would certainly be an extremely entertaining fight should he dispose of Blackwell.