Chris Fishgold will defend his Cage Warriors lightweight championship against Norwegian challenger Alexander Jacobsen on October 28.
Fishgold (16-1-1) will welcome Jacobsen to enemy territory in Liverpool, as he defends his championship title for the third time, his second defence at the esteemed Echo Arena.
His previous two title defences came against Jason Ponet and Nic Herron-Webb. After stopping Ponet in the first round, in front of a booming Scouse crowd, Fishgold was dragged into deep waters for his next fight, scrambling to a decision over former Alaska Fighting Championship prodigy, Herron-Webb.
The title bout at Cage Warriors 88 will mark the Next Generation Liverpool fighter’s first competitive contest in almost a year. Fishgold was set to defend his title against Jani Salmi in April, but an injury forced him from the event in his hometown. The cancellation of the fight saw a huge backlash from Finland’s Salmi.
His foe, Jacobsen (8-1), enters the Echo unbeaten since his professional debut in 2014. That loss also came under Cage Warriors.
After a less than ideal start as a pro, Jacobsen has clawed his way back to contender status, winning his last two fights in the promotion.
This included a fantastic TKO over Tim Wilde at Cage Warriors 80, as well as a strong decision win over well-touted striker, Tom Green at Cage Warriors 84.
Speaking about the upcoming title fight, Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan said: “This is a big night for Chris Fishgold. Not only does he get the chance to win the Cage Warriors lightweight title outright, he gets to do it in front of his home town fans.
“But Alexander Jacobsen fully deserves his shot at the belt and has looked superb in his two fights with us so far. You can bet he’ll be looking to spoil the party.”
Cage Warriors are expected to announce more fights in the coming weeks, with the likes of former featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett, middleweight contender Lee Chadwick and flyweight fan favourite Molly McCann set to feature.
One man also set for Liverpool, is lightweight contender Martin “.50Cal” Stapleton, who could earn himself a future title shot with a win at the Echo.