Myron Mills is chasing a fight with British champion Lightweight Champion, Maxi Hughes, but first must come through the challenge of Lucas Ballingall at Sheffield Arena on May 21.

Mills – from Derby – will defend his English belt against Portsmouth’s Ballingall live on new boxing channel Fightzone TV in what will be a terrific contest.

On paper, it’s hard to split the pair. The champion has lost just once in 14 outings, and has six KO victories; while Lucas also has just a single loss on his 13 fight ledger, with three of his wins coming early. Ahead of the contest Ballingall says he has had Mills in his sights for years and promises: “He’s a good fighter, but I’m a better one. I want it more, I don’t care what he brings, I’ll bring more!”

Myron won the English crown in his last fight [November 2019] against local Birmingham rival, Kane Baker. A pro since 2014, Mills – a slick boxer who can fight too – is excited about headlining on Fightzone’s inaugural show. The 25-year-old is also very confident about retaining his title, and says he isn’t concerned by what he’s seen of his opponent.

“I don’t know too much about him,” said the fighter known as ‘Skillz’. “I was supposed to fight him a couple of years ago, but I don’t know what happened with that. I’ve seen a little bit of him on YouTube, not a lot, and he’s quite slick. On paper, looking at our records, I suppose you could say it’s a 50-50 fight but I don’t think he’s on my level, to be honest. From, what I’ve watched of him, I wasn’t overly impressed.

“It will be a good fight though. We’re two young kids, I’ve got my English, he wants to take it off me and neither of us will make it an easy night. And, it’s great news to me that I’ll be headlining on Fightzone. It’s a really good thing for boxing, and to be part of it at the start is fantastic.”

The undercard for the show features three unbeaten fighters – Sheffield’s Anthony Tomlinson 12-0 (3), Norwich light-heavyweight Iain Martell 9-0 (3), and super-lightweight Tommy Collins from Birmingham 2-0. And the night will be a memorable occasion for four new pros who will be making their ring debuts – Katie Healy (Birmingham), Nathan Cawood (Bradford), Rob Magill from York, and Elley Booth (Portsmouth).

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