Swindon's Young to face Czech fighter Kugler in March

Swindon boxer Kelvin Young

Czech boxer Tomas Kugler

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Swindon super-middleweight Kelvin Young will take on Czech boxer Tomas Kugler when he returns to the ring on Friday, March 14.

Young will face 32-year-old Kugler over eight rounds at Swindon's Oasis Leisure Centre and will not have the IBO intercontinental title he won back in December on the line.

Experienced Kugler who has 15 wins on his 49-fight record should pose a tough test for Young and his manager-promoter Keith Mayo is predicting an exciting headline bout.

"Tomas (Kugler) is a strong lad who has quite a lot of knockouts on his record," Mayo told the Swindon Advertiser. "He keeps coming forward all the time and it will be a tough test for Kelvin.

"Kelvin has reached the level now where every fight is going to be tough but he is training hard and is in great shape, so we are expecting him to add another victory to his record."

The 26-year-old former Penhill amateur shot to fame last year when he beat Alexey Ribchev to lift the IBO intercontinental super-middleweight title. Mayo confirmed he will likely defend that title on his Swindon show in June.

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