Ijaz Ahmed and Kaisy Khademi will rematch for the vacant British super-flyweight title at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on August 28.
Birmingham’s Ahmed (8-2, 0 KOs) upset East Ham’s previously unbeaten Khademi (8-1, 2 KOs) on a majority decision in February with the WBO and IBF ‘European’ belts on the line.
The bout will replace the clash between British and Commonwealth 122lbs champion Brad Foster and European king Jason Cunningham, which fell through after the former sustained an injury earlier this week.
The Queensberry Promotions bill also features Gloucester’s British and Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Akeem Ennis-Brown (14-0, 1 KO) against Liverpool’s Sam Maxwell (15-0, 11 KOs) and Belfast’s Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7 KOs) in a British super-featherweight title defence against Leicester’s Lyon Woodstock (12-2, 5 KOs). Former WBO 175lbs title challenger Anthony Yarde (20-2, 19 KOs) will also be in action against a selected foe.
“Ahmed vs Khademi was a closely fought contest first time out, I can only imagine fans will be treated to much the same this time around,” said promoter Frank Warren. “This is a card that no one can have any complaints about.”