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Written by Deny Smith

Tonight, at a purpose built TV production studio in Redditch, the 26-year-old one-time world kick-boxing champion challenges 6ft 6in Birmingham tower Shakan Pitters in an East v West Midlands derby that has got the diehards drooling. Watch live now

‘Fighting for the British title live on Channel 5, it doesn’t get any better. The Lonsdale is the best belt and I want to earn the right to have a photo with it wrapped round my waist,’ chirped the Nottingham-born ‘2Slick’ who cemented his worth by upsetting ex-Commonwealth 12st king Luke Blackledge, then holding world rated Craig Richards to an eight round draw in the second half of last year.

Shakan Pitters and Chad Sugden will throw down at Production Studio in Redditch, Worcestershire Saturday (August 22, 3pm).

The UK-based card will broadcast domestically on Channel 5 Sport. The British light heavyweight title is up for grabs in this 12-round main event. The hardware is presently vacant, so both men will be coming in with a commensurate magnitude of desire as they both vie for the same prize.

The content of Sugden’s last fight is also important because it shows a precedent has been set for impressing in a big way as the underdog. In addition to being a notable pro boxer, Sugden has a strong kickboxing resume as well.

He has been a veteran of the K1 Max and Glory kickboxing circuits, which represent some of the biggest international stages in the sport. He also held the ISKA world and intercontinental titles which are of great repute in the kickboxing community. His transition to the sweet science in his early 20’s have clearly paid dividends though.
Shakan Pitters: English Title to British Belt

Conversely, Pitters is unbeaten as a professional boxer. In his last bout, Pitters captured the English light heavyweight title with a comprehensive performance against Dec Spelman in a rematch. Pitters won via unanimous decision in September 2019 and went 2-0 over Spelman overall.

He looks to ascend to the next tier of competition in this British title bout, in what is also his first fight in nearly a year. What was once a seemingly friendly competitive appreciation for one another morphs more into a contentious rivalry dynamic, as it approaches bell time.

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