Robbie Barrett is expected to defend his British title in September, his trainer and manager Stefy Bull has revealed.
The lightweight champion, 25, from Darfield, shocked British boxing back in April when he survived two knockdowns to dethrone Scott Cardle on points in Glasgow.
After becoming only the third born and bred British champion from Barnsley in a century Barrett outlined his intention to become the first to ever defend it. As Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Lewis Ritson was already inked in as the mandatory challenger for the belt regardless of the outcome of Barrett against Cardle, Barrett will have to face the unbeaten man, 23, who has 12 straight wins.
That fight is expected to take place when the new boxing season gets underway in September.
Bull told the Chronicle: "The fight is out to bids next week but I hope we can get something sorted out sooner. I am in negotiations for it and at this stage it looks like it could be live on BT Sports in either Newcastle or Leeds in September.
"There will be a healthy deal in place for Robbie if he wins so it's a huge opportunity."
Both the former British champions from the Barnsley borough, Charlie Hardcastle and Chris Saunders, lost their first defences of the Lord Lonsdale belt so a win would cement some more prestige for southpaw Barrett.
Bull added: "It's about making history. Robbie has already done that but there's so much more to achieve."
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