Floyd Moore starts out on the road back to title glory tonight.
And he will tackle a hungry fighter who is in the last-chance saloon when the first bell sounds at the Pryamids in Southsea.
Moore lost his Southern Area title in June to Kent’s Adam Dingsdale – in a dramatic contest with a disputed outcome.
Now the lightweight is back and will be roared on by his usual army of fans against Somerset’s Dean Mills.
It could be an exciting period for the 26-year-old, after he linked up with promoter Steve Goodwin.
Goodwin is looking to keep him busy and invest in boxing in Portsmouth.
But Moore’s trainer, Michael Ballingall, knows he can’t afford to look past Mills.
He has suffered recent defeats after stopping former Commonwealth champion David Burke last year.
Ballingall said: ‘Dean Mills is coming to win.
‘He knows this is his last chance and, I’m told, he’s really up for this fight.
‘But Floyd is hungry and has been working hard non-stop for this.
‘He knows he has an opportunity to achieve things and can get put on a path towards titles again.’
Among those on tonight’s Pryamids card are local favourites Sam Couzens, Garry Neale and Andy Gatenby.
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