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The Merseyside rematch between rivals Paul Smith and Tony Dodson for the Vacant British Super-Middleweight title will now take place on Friday 28th June at the Liverpool Olympia.

Smith v Dodson was originally announced to take place on Saturday 15th June at Wembley Arena, but promoter Frank Warren has rescheduled that show to Saturday 20th July with Smith and Dodson switched to headline a talent packed double-title fight card that also features Ellesmere Port sensation Paul Butler.

The first fight in 2010 was a real blood 'n guts affair with Smith getting cut in two places above his in the opening round from head clashes and on the receiving end of some big shots from Dodson before battling back - with his face masked in blood - to win on the judges' scorecards and retain the British title.

Former British Champion Smith said, "I want my British title back and I'll beat Dodson again for sure to bring it back where it belongs. It will be a great fight for the fans, but I've done twelve hard rounds with Dodson before and I don't plan it making it last that long again."

Dodson, also a former British Champion, added, "I've been training so hard for this fight and everything is going to plan so I'll just have to hold back a bit and let it out on June 28th. I'm concentrating on the job in hand and I'll benefit from more sparring and I'll be even fitter and sharper. I'm looking forward to getting revenge over Paul in front of a home crowd."

Stephen Smith, Matthew Fagan, Craig Evans, Joe Murray and Ronnie Heffron are also set to feature on the show presumably televised by BoxNation (although there's no mention of TV in the press release).
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