BEXLEYHEATH’S Queensbury British light middleweight champion Dan Lawrence will make the first defence of his title next month at Epsom racecourse.

Lawrence, 32, will face Margate’s Aaron Lowrey in a mouth-watering clash at the big Night of Champions promotion on March 10.

The Bexleyheath ace will be making his first appearance back in the UK’s premier boxing league since his epic battle with previous 11 stone ruler Marlon Stuart back in September.

That night Lawrence ripped the title away from the champion during a memorable evening.

But he will face a stern test of his championship credentials when he steps back into the same arena to defend his crown for the first time.

Cornering the champion on the night will be former British and Commonwealth super bantamweight champion turned trainer Matt Marsh.

Marsh was the architect behind Lawrence’s triumphant victory last time and the Bexleyheath roofer is confident his trainer will be more than capable of leading him to victory once more on the 10th.

Lawrence said: “Matt Marsh knows exactly what to do to get me into shape to face this guy next month and we have been working in stages to ensure I am in peak condition when I step through those ropes.

“We’ve been working on lots of new training techniques, some we’ve never tried before.

“But I’ve improved and performed better in my last two fights with Matt, so I’m confident these new ideas will pay off.”

The man looking to dethrone Lawrence will not be intimidated by the champion when the big night arrives.

However, from what footage Lawrence has seen of his future opponent, he believes he’s got what it takes to put on another winning performance.

Lawrence added: “I’ve watched Lowrey’s last fight on DVD and his style is quite similar to mine, which should make for a great fight.

“I always believe pressure makes you perform better and I’m looking to stay focussed and calm when I’m in there and just put on a great show.”

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