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Looks like 'G-Buck' is gonna be a busy man over next few months.
GARY Buckland has a juicy British title defence to look forward to against Stephen Foster Jr in September - but he plans to fit in another fight before then.
Our British super-featherweight champion expects to meet Foster Jr (I actually promoted Foster Snr back in the day) in the first week of September.
But I know that Gary can put on a couple of stone between fights and that he wants to stay as active as possible.
That's why he's looking at an international contest in Newport on July 21 to keep him ticking over and make sure he is in prime shape for his meeting with Foster Jr, a former European champion.
"I can blow up between fights, so I want to keep active," said Gary, who extended his record to 25-2 with a successful first British title defence against Paul Truscott in March.
"Foster Jnr is a good fight for me and I'd like to make three defences and win the Lonsdale Belt before going on to the European title.
"My main ambition when I started boxing was to win the British title, so anything other than that will be a bonus."
Gary, 26, was offered a shot at Adrien Broner's WBO world title in Las Vegas, but he turned the opportunity down as he was given only five weeks' notice and "the money was absolutely terrible".
Gary Sykes, his victim in both Sky's Prizefighter tournament and when he won the British title last autumn, did accept Broner's offer before the fight was called off as it was on the doomed bill for Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson.
Given his polished performances against Sykes and Truscott, it's a shame that Gary's showdown with Foster Jr will not been seen by fight fans on Sky.
That is because Sky has chosen not to give Hatton Promotions any further dates after last weekend's Manchester show featuring Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe.
But Ricky Hatton, the former two-weight world champion, has vowed to give his talent-stacked stable a new television home.
"I know talks are going on and hopefully there are TV channels out there keen to show our fights," said Gary.
"It's a pity because I got on well with the Sky boys but, you never know, we might end up getting even more viewers."
Let's hope son because Gary always seems to be involved in good fights and is capable of going from strength to strength.
BRITISH featherweight champion Lee Selby's next title defence should be against Martin Lindsay, of Northern Ireland. The contest has been put out for purse bids until July 11 and will take place before the end of September.
JAMIE Arthur has called time on his boxing career - 10 years after winning gold for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
The Cwmbran boxer, 32, never enjoyed the same success in the paid ranks, but still won 18 of his 24 contests and won the Commonwealth super-bantamweight title when he outpointed Kris Hughes in October 2010.
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