Stafford's Rob Hunt and Stourbridge's Steven Pearce went head-to-head at Wednesbury Boxing Academy to set the scene for their title tussle next month.
Hunt gets a second chance at the British Masters welterweight crown at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday November 16 against former Midlands champion Pearce.
Hunt has had to climb back into title contention after losing to Ben Lawler for the same belt in 2010, while Pearce held the area crown for nearly two months earlier this year.
Two exciting scraps, first with Derby's Luke Gallear and then with fellow Stourbridge fighter Sam Eggington, saw him win and then lose that status and he hasn't boxed since.
Hunt, without the plaudits, has far experience after turning pro way back in 2006 has boxed 21 times, appearing in January's Prizefighter in a unsuccessful effort to Mark Thompson.
The 27-year-old bounced back with a win over Birmingham's Andrew Patterson last month, scoring a knockdown on route to a points win, and hopes for a second victory at Walsall Town Hall.
How Hunt would be proud as punch with a repeat of his debut, also at the Town Hall in May 2006, where he blasted out Ian Clyde in the first round but it's likely to be a long-distance battle this time.
Stafford’s Grant Cunningham, the undefeated super middleweight from Moss Pit, has also been handed a tough assignment on the under-card against Harry Matthews.
The 29-year-old puts up his eight-fight unbeaten streak against a former English title challenger in the tough and experienced 'Pocklington Rocket,' who has 23 contests on his pro record.
Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 ringside, are available from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The after-show party is at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street in Walsall.