Rob Hunt could face a champion challenge

Stafford's Rob Hunt could step into the ring with a champion when he returns to ring in December after getting another win under his belt.

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Stafford's Rob Hunt could step into the ring with a champion when he returns to ring in December after getting another win under his belt.

Hunt - one of only two professional boxers from the town - has been paired with Birmingham's Andrew Patterson on a dinner show in Stoke.

The six-rounder will provide a big part of the entertainment for a corporate bash at the Fentor Manor Sports Complex on Friday December 14.

Brawling Brummie Patterson could have claimed the British Masters light middleweight title by then, which he is due to box for next Friday.

Patterson will tackle Scunthorpe's Steve Spencer with the vacant belt on the line on a hometown bill at the Holiday Inn on Queensway.

Hunt and Patterson have been matched before but never actually locked horns, with the Stafford fighter making his ring return last week.

His only contest of 2012 was a disappointing draw with Lee Quinn in March, but Hunt finally got the chance to test Arek Malek's mettle.

The 26-year-old was first due to box Poland's Malek at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in March 2010, but was pulled off the show that week.

The welterweight's clash with the tough Pole took place at the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre on Staffordshire University in Stoke.

Making the most use of a height advantage, the rangy six-footer popped out the right jab to permanently keep Malek at bay last Friday night.

When the final ball was sounded, judge Robert Chalmers awarded Hunt a shut-out points victory after the four rounds by a 40-36 margin.