Curtis Woodhouse and Willie Limond will put their titles on the line in Glasgow
British light-welterweight champion Curtis Woodhouse will clash with Commonwealth title holder Willie Limond in June.
Last Updated: 25/04/14 12:45pm
Woodhouse travels to Limond's back yard for a fight that provides support to the return of former world champion Ricky Burns.
Limond landed the Commonwealth belt in January 2013 with a first round KO triumph over Eddie Doyle in Glasgow and made his first defence in the city in June with a points win over Mitch Prince.
Woodhouse found himself in the last chance saloon in February when he challenged Darren Hamilton for the British belt in Hull, but the former Birmingham City footballer pulled off the biggest win of his career to rip the title from Hamilton on a split-decision.
Limond has already come short against Alex Arthur and Anthony Crolla in British title shots and the 35-year-old is looking forward to making it third time lucky.
"I'm thrilled to be getting the opportunity to fight for the British title again," said Limond. "I have boxed poorly in my first two attempts and lost to the better men in Alex and Anthony, but I didn't turn up on either occasion and failed to do myself justice.
"I feel like I have something to prove and I will train like an animal to get into the best shape possible for June 27.
"I don't know Curtis personally, but I like the way he goes about his business. He's completely dedicated and he comes to fight, and that means this is going to be a great night for the fans.
"Since all the rumours have started about Curtis and me fighting I have had so many requests for tickets - I think I could sell 1,000 just from my front door. It's going to be a fantastic atmosphere in Glasgow and we'll serve up a fight that those watching will love."
Woodhouse was set to retire after his win over Hamilton, but the 34 year old gets the chance to add the Commonwealth title to his British belt, and believes he will handle the hometown fans in June.
"It's a real honour to be going to Scotland to put my British title on the line against Willie and challenge for his Commonwealth crown," said Woodhouse.
"Willie is a fighter who I have a lot of respect for. He's been there, seen it and done it, and I hope to give the Scottish fans a night they won't forget. The fans up there always really get behind their own fighters but by the end of the fight I hope to earn their respect.
"This is a proper 50/50 fight. Willie and I deserve respect for putting both our belts on the line; it's winner takes all and may the best man win!"