Scarborough’s George Rhodes has admitted that his eight-round title fight against Connor Seymour in Hull next month is a win or bust bout.
Rhodes will step up to light middleweight and also up in rounds when he tops the bill at Hull City Hall against home fighter Seymour on Friday October 27.
“This is a must-win fight for me,” said Rhodes.
“If I lose to Seymour, where do I go? I have nowhere to go from there.
“I feel I should be beating fighters like him, I feel I am the better boxer, but I have to show that on October 27.”
The eight-round contest comes just weeks after Rhodes’ scheduled title fight in Blackpool against RP Davies was cancelled after his opponent failed a pre-fight brain scan.
Rhodes is keen to put that frustration behind him and get his career back on track with a win in Hull.
“It was really frustrating when the Davies fight was cancelled,” said Rhodes.
“I went into a bit of a state of shock when I was told it was off. That’s my fifth cancellation since turning professional just over two years ago.
“Hopefully those frustrations are behind me now though and I can get back on track by beating Seymour.”
Rhodes knows a lot about Seymour, having sparred many rounds with the Hull man in the gym.
“Me and Connor have sparred lots of rounds,” added Rhodes.
“We know each other well, we are both coming off defeats and I have no doubt we’ll both train hard between now and fight night and be in great shape.”
Tickets are on sale for Rhodes’ latest fight as he looks to bounce back from his first defeat in the paid ranks against Dan West in March.
Rhodes has tickets available for the show at Hull City Hall on Friday October 27.
Tickets are priced at £20 for a gallery ticket, £35, £45 up to £60 for a ringside seat.
They can be purchased by contacting George on 07896 568611.