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BOXING: World title eliminator: Clinton Woods (Sheffield) v Yawe Davis.
Neil Simpson is being told to take it a fight at a time as he nurses himself back to action following the shock of his European title defeat to Yawe Davis in April.
"He's fought Darren Corbett, Chris Davies, Mark Baker, Mark Delaney, Yawe Davis and Tony Oakey in the last few years so this is nothing new for Neil.
After losing to Yawe Davis, Italy's Ugandan-born champion, in four rounds, and seeing a possible world title shot go out of the window, Simpson's world began to crumble.
Luckless Neil Simpson's ill-fated crack at the European light-heavyweight title last night returned to haunt him after it became clear defeat to Yawe Davis has also cost him his Commonwealth crown.
Challenging Yawe Davis in Italy for the European title ended in a third- round cuts stoppage and then Simpson, whose career had been interrupted by a wrist injury, returned to action in Portsmouth against Oakey.
It will be the first time Simpson, 30, has hit the ring since his challenge for Yawe Davies's European Crusierweight crown ended in an agonising KO in Italy.
Simpson, who also won the Commonwealth crown in explosive fashion against Hastings Rasani in January, is being given time to recover from the cut eye he received in Rome a week ago, when his crack at the European title was stopped by African veteran Yawe Davis.
The injuries, which include a broken left wrist, a swollen right hand and a recently healed torn shoulder the inevitable wear and tear from a 32-fight pro career which finally paid off when he came out of the pack to claim the two biggest titles in Britain and then challenged Yawe Davis in Italy for the European title.
Simpson was controversially stripped of the title last month after being beaten in a European title fight in Italy by Yawe Davis.
Pithie's fellow Coventrian Neil Simpson suffered a double blow with his third round stoppage by Yawe Davis in last Friday's European light-heavyweight title clash in Italy.