Ben Davies wants to put on a show for more than just his fan base tomorrow night.
The Barnsley middleweight wants to prove he belongs in the ring, again, with Dronfield’s Lewis Taylor, who beat him on points in 2014.
The Dodworth banger will share Barnsley Metrodome’s squared circle on Friday with a more limited opponent, Polish scrapper Adam Grabiec, who has lost 15 of his 20 fights.
But Davies has eyes on a future local derby.
Promoter Carl Greaves said: “Ben lost to Lewis after taking the fight with only two weeks notice and he has told me he wants a re-match.
“Ben is a typical Barnsley fighter, very strong physically and hard to push back.
“He has had one or two set-backs with injury but he is back to his relentless self now and will have 150 of his fans behind him.
“A re-match with Lewis would be a cracker.”
There are other fighters on the bill who could end up facing each other soon.
Doncaster’s Jason Cunningham, who fights another journeyman, Harvey Hemsley, is already slated to face ham Barnsley’s Jack Churchill for the Central Area featherweight title on March 4. Churchill must first dispense with Southampton’s Billy Parker at the Metrodome.
Sheffield’s Lee Connelly, who takes on journeyman Ibrar Riyaz is seen as a good contender for a central area title battle at lightweight with Adam Hague, who is making his mark as an unbeaten prospect under Matthew Hatton.
“This will be a good opportunity for local lads to showcase themselves and get themselves into a position for big fights people want to see” said Greaves,
Sheffield welter Nathan Hardy will be looking for his third career win on Friday.