Starie seals World title shot

BOXING: David Starie will fight for the WBC world title against the German Marcus Beyer next month.The 28-year-old former Hurstlea-Kerridge club of Needham Market amateur will make his challenge in Hamburg on December 7.

By Dave Allard

DAVID Starie will fight for the WBC world title against the German Marcus Beyer next month.

The 28-year-old former Hurstlea-Kerridge club of Needham Market amateur will make his challenge in Hamburg on December 7.

Starie, a part-time fireman from Elmswell, was scheduled for a non-title fight tomorrow night in Oklahoma against Harold Roberts of Kansas City.


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That contest is now off with the news of the world title shot coming just as the Suffolk star and manager Gordon Holmes arrived in America.

Holmes said: "Negotiations have been going on for some time and now they have fallen into place. David is in good shape and looking forward to it."

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Two years ago Starie, the reigning British and Commonwealth champion, fought Joe Calzaghe for the WBO world crown.

He lost on points over twelve rounds at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

Starie has won 30 of his 32 professional fights.

IPSWICH Amateur boxing club coach Frannie Peake has been given an international honour.

The schools' ABA have asked Peake to manage the England team that takes on Ireland at the Ipswich Moat House on November 29. Ipswich ABC will be staging this prestige charity event for the 14th year.

Peake said: "To have been asked to manage the England team is a great honour. I'm looking forward to being involved at close hand in what should be a great night of schoolboy international boxing."

The November 29 event is already a sell-out.

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