Press Release: Sean “Masher” Dodd (12-2-1) will face Lee Appleyard (10-2) for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday April 22nd, live on Sky Sports. Dodd has enjoyed a good run of fights including beating Gary Buckland, taking Scotty Cardle close for the British title.
Meanwhile, Appleyard is looking to build on a fine win over Adam Hague in March.
“Fighting for the Commonwealth title is mad – I’m over the moon,” said Dodd. “Along with the British and European belt, the Commonwealth is one of the big boys to win and it can really open doors for me. I’ve been in camp for a while, training hard and hoping to land a big fight and that’s what I’ve got. Lee’s a good kid, a tall and rangy boxer and he’s big for the weight, so it should be a cracker.
“It’s all down to hard work, sacrifices and blood sweat and tears that I’m riding this wave and I don’t want it to stop I need to keep taking these chances with both hands.”
Dodd’s clash with Appleyard is part of a huge night of action in Liverpool as Martin Murray faces Gabriel Rosado in what promises to be a middleweight war.
Also on the card, Rocky Fielding (23-1) welcomes John Ryder (24-3) to his backyard where they clash for the vacant British super middleweight title; Tom Farrell and Tommy Carus clash at 140 pounds; Rio Olympian Joe Cordina makes his pro debut and Paul Economides and Craig Glover are also in action.