Meagher vs. Stewart for lightweight belt
Three Hennessy Sports fighters have landed British title shots. Lenny Daws has been formally rewarded for his win over Colin Lynes in January with a showdown against Nigel Wright at light welterweight, whilst Lee Meager and Dave Stewart will meet for the lightweight version of the championship. "I know Dave really well," explained Meager, from Salford but now based in London. "In addition to training together we are good mates, but we have both always said that whilst we would prefer not to fight each other, if a major title opportunity came up for the both of us we would have to take it. You don’t get many chances in this sport. "It’s going to be difficult, but for 36 minutes I am going to have put our relationship to one side. I am going to have to go about this in a business like fashion and not focus on that side of things." The 28-year-old Meager understandably feels that he cannot take his eye off the ball, particularly given his clear regard for his opponent: "I actually think that this is going to be harder than if I had got to fight Graham Earl, (who recently vacated the British lightweight title). I rate Stewart highly and he is going to be in the shape of his life. He has some good wins, including one over Bobby Vanzie, and is undefeated in 17. I am confident he won’t be in 18."