Kelvin, who last fought in impressively reversing a stoppage loss against Titchfield’s Sam Couzens in September, had been due to defend against unbeaten Frank Buglioni but has decided to give up his title in favour of a twelve round contest against international competition.
Richard Farnan, Kelvin Young’s trainer, elaborated on the team’s decision to take the Baker Bakerat fight: “It was a massive decision to sit down and talk about vacating the title. We had a potential mandatory defence on November 30th which would have been on a huge show and live on TV, but when we were approached with this fight we knew that when we win it the doors will open for something far bigger.
"Bakerat’s a very strong and rough fighter. He has got a very high guard and he likes to get in very close and throw wild shots. When you have a look at his record he’s had a lot of early wins in the second or third rounds where he’s stopped guys. But we aren’t going to allow him to get anywhere near us."
Appearing on the card will also be Chris Sanigar-guided prospects Ricky O’Brien and Tom Jarvis. Both products of Reading ABC will be having their second paid start.
Also fighting on the show is Lydney’s light-middle Lewis Van Pootch, and Swindon trio Joe Beedon, Ben Fitch and Lawrence Bennett. In addition, the Horseshoe’s British Masters Bronze lightweight titlist Andy Harris will be in action.
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