Walsall, England's Martin Gethin has a golden opportunity to become British lightweight champion when he faces Hove's Ben Murphy (9-5-1) for the vacant title on Friday January 18th in Gethin's hometown in the West Midlands region. Gethin, 23-3-1, is coming off a career-best win over Carl Johanneson in September (Johanneson holds a win over current WBO titlist Ricky Burns). Despite his poor record, Murphy has a few good wins on his resume. The title was vacated by Gavin Rees, who is slated to challenge Adrien Broner for the WBC belt. Gethin-Murphy will be promoted by Frank Warren, in association with Errol Johnson, and headlined by Frankie Gavin's British welterweight title defense against Jason Welborn. The whole show can be seen live and exclusive on BoxNation
, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546).