Earl keen for Morby and Cadman rematch

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Graham Earl has left the door open for a rematch between Paul Morby and Daniel Cadman.

The former British, Commonwealth and WBU champ turned promoter is prepared to put on a return between the pair who fought out a 96-96 draw last weekend in Bethnal Green.

The battle proved to be a nip-and-tuck affair in York Hall, with Morby using his ring craft against Cadman’s aggression.

There has been plenty of talk of another contest between the pair in the fight’s aftermath, with Morby hopeful of staging the match-up on a bumper bill in Portsmouth.

Earl, who is most famously remembered for his five-round war with Michael Katsidis in 2007, is open to the idea of staging a return between the pair on one of his promotions.

The 32-year-old, who manages Morby, admitted he felt Cadman might have done enough to nick the fight.

But he feels his man will be too strong in any return and that will pave the way for moving the 6-5 Morby on to some clashes with the British super-middleweight big guns.

Earl said: ‘I’d been running around so didn’t get to see the whole fight but what I saw was that the fight seemed to be going Daniel Cadman’s way.

‘Obviously, I manage and promote Paul Morby, so having a draw was good for me as he lives to fight another day, really.

‘It did look like Paul was coming on stronger in the final couple of rounds, maybe that was his tactic.

‘I think it was the ninth round when Paul seemed to be landing some heavy shots.

‘I think that now Paul’s had this wake up call, he’ll work harder so that we can look to move him on.

‘Maybe one more defence, which could well be a rematch in the near future with Daniel Cadman, then we’ll move Paul on to bigger and better things.’

Meanwhile, Sammy Couzens is hoping for a gap to open up to allow him to go for Prizefighter glory tomorrow.

Couzens is the first reserve for the popular televised Sky event which has invigorated domestic boxing in recent years.

That means he will be straight into action if any of the eight other fighters appearing in the knockout event fail to make the weight or pull out.

Couzens is hoping to take part in the same light-heavyweight competition which Tony Oakey memorably won in 2009.

The Titchfield talent enjoyed a decent 2010 under respected trainer and promoter Jack Bishop.

Couzens picked up three wins before travelling to Finland, where he was controversially stopped by Artur Hein on the undercard of the Carl Froch/Arthur Abraham bill.

Bishop believes his man will take the opportunity if one opens up.

He said: ‘We’re hoping for an opening and Sammy has been in the gym working hard, so he’ll be ready if it comes.

‘Sam has had a good period and wants more of the game this year.’