Vaughan Feels Title Ready

Ben Vaughan has been chasing a proper test, and he will get one when he faces Liam Gould for the Midlands Area Welterweight Title on BCB Promotions ‘Collision Course’ at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham on April 12th.

The 24-year-old from Northampton is unbeaten in eight and last boxed in February against the durable centurion Dale Arrowsmith, winning on points. He was relentless that night, throwing heavy combinations from his southpaw stance and working at a very high pace throughout. Those punishing six rounds showed he was beyond those kinds of contests, and in the immediate aftermath, he made it clear he was ready for more.

The Welterweight Title was last contested in February and won by James Scarrott, but he decided to quickly vacate the belt to pursue new opportunities.

“After my last fight, I said I wanted something to get excited about, said Vaughan, and a Midlands title shot against an unbeaten opponent is exactly what I had in mind. Everything has been coming together the last few months, and I put in a good performance against Dale.

Gould is also unbeaten and picked up his first career knockout the night before Vaughans clash with Arrowsmith; he also hasn’t lost a single round in his six contests.

“I haven’t sparred Liam or seen him up close like that, but I did watch his last fight when he knocked out Shane Smith, and I know it will be a proper fight. There is no bad blood or any of that; we will both do our talking in the ring on the night.

Vaughan, like so many from boxers from Northampton, trains out of the Shoe-Box Gym under experienced trainer James Conway. He and his team both believe the longer distance in a championship bout will suit their style compared to the shootouts that a four- or six-rounder can become.

“My preparation has been the same as usual, working hard, and I have gone from one camp straight into another to make sure I am as ready as I can be. Ten rounds will be better for me; the short distances don’t give you time to grind down and get stuck in. This year feels like the time where I will push on to the next step, and it starts with me winning my first belt on April 12th.”

Tickets for ‘Collision Course’ are now available, priced at £40 standard and £80 Ringside VIP, from the boxers directly or by emailing

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