Max Maxwell will look to put Danish disappointment behind him in Birmingham next month.
The former British 11st title challenger tops the bill in his home city, at the bear pit-like HMV Institute in Digbeth on Sunday, September 16, after conceding a controversial decision to local hero Ahmad Kaddour in September.
All three judges were in agreement that ex-Contender star Kaddour had won by a margin of 77-75 [or presumably 5-3 in rounds] in Frederikshavn, yet Maxwell is adamant it was a fight in which he should have been given the nod.
Having been on the road and in testing fights for the past five years, the 33-year-old - who famously knocked out then-unbeaten Brian Rose with a booming right hand in Huddersfield in 2010 - knows when he's been given the short end of the thrift. Aggressive from the outset and with experienced Len Woodhall in his corner, the solidly-built Brummie routinely bullied the self-confident Danish-based Lebanese and had him hanging on desperately in the closing stages of the eight-rounder. Yet it was a scrap that had been set for ten - and was only cut down to eight rounds 15 minutes before the pair were due to swap leather. Had the original distance not been reduced, the chances are this story wouldn't have been wrote.
But former Midlands Area boss Maxwell, joined on the Second City bill by Jon Pegg-trained gym-mates Calum Cooper, Dave Egan, Sam Eggington and Craig Cunningham, will look to return to the win column for the 17th time [12 defeats and three draws] nine days before Christmas.
"I definitely won that fight in Denmark," said Maxwell in the aftermath of his defeat to a man who, pre-fight, had promised to take care of business in less than five rounds and 'break every bone in his body'.
"Even his corner came over and apologised to me at the end and his fans were booing when he was announced as the winner. But that's in the past now and I'm looking forward to another victory in December," he added.