It’s the big 30 for Kane Baker when his storied pro career reaches another milestone with a 30th pro contest.
That clash is soon to come at the Town Hall in Dudley, on Saturday night (June 10), as part of a show hosted by BCB Promotions.
Baker is looking for a return to winning ways, after his last outing, which turned out to be quite the battle, on the under-card of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Jermaine Franklin.
Unbeaten Flynn knew he’d been in a keenly-contested affair, at the end of their scheduled eight rounds, with some spectators suggesting that he hadn’t done enough to win.
Baker ended up being edged out by two points (77-75), after taking a spirited performance to the finish, and felt aggrieved to be on the losing side.
The 32-year-old, who was boxing at super featherweight on that April night, has certainly taken on all comers during his seven-year pro career.
Only the likes of Conor Benn, Gary Cully, Sanjeev Sahota, Sam Maxwell, Darren Surtees, Myron Mills, Aqib Fiaz, Francesco Grandelli and Flynn have beaten him.
The game Brummie, from Bartley Green, also has 18 victories to his credit, including a solitary TKO over Luke Fash, along with a draw last year against Diego Valtierra.
He’s held the Midlands lightweight title and challenged for English honours, in the same division, outpointing the unbeaten Ishamel Ellis for area supremacy.
The ‘0’ of Meshech Speare was additionally taken, when the two met in a six-rounder, with Baker overcoming a cut, by the left eye, to come out on top.
His next assignment will be an intriguing one, when Baker goes toe-to-toe with journeyman MJ Hall, who is even more of a road warrior.
While Baker’s nights out have taken him to places such as Belfast, Saudi Arabia, Gibraltar, southpaw Hall has been in much smaller halls, with far more regularity.
Centurion Hall has crammed a lot into a pro run that didn’t start until a year from when Baker made his bow, so is well aware of what’s required to keep up the pace.
Tickets for the Town Hall bill are still available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.