Contrary to speculation Maxi Hughes against Kid Galahad is not a done deal for September 24.
The two Yorkshiremen have been linked to one another in recent weeks, but no deal has been finalised for a Doncaster vs. Sheffield battle.
Boxing Social reached out to Hughes today and the 32-year-old had this to say on the matter.
“The fight has been mentioned and discussed a little bit, but nothing confirmed, nothing progressed further with talks. My manager [Stefy Bull] is waiting to hear back from Matchroom for a further update.”
Social also heard from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith on the subject:
“[Fight] still being worked on.”
A proposed fight between the two would see Hughes defend his IBO Lightweight title for a second time.
The champion, who has been on a tremendous run of form over the last two years, beat Jovanni Straffon to win the belt before defending it successfully against Ryan Walsh back in March.
For Galahad, also 32, the bout would represent a jump of two weight divisions.
In November last year the Sheffield boxer suffered a shock sixth round defeat to Kiko Martinez.
The heavy-handed Spaniard had been losing the fight, but his power quickly turned matters around and ended the first defence of Galahad’s IBF Featherweight title.
It was a stunning defeat for the man who stopped Jazza Dickens three months earlier to become champion.
Galahad has now left behind the weight making of 126lbs as he looks to get his career back on track at a higher weight this year.
Earlier in the year Hughes had been in the running to face lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia but was left disappointed when nothing materialised from discussions.