Brighton boxer Chill John has the chance to make history on October 2 when he fights for the newly-ratified English lightweight title.

John, 26, faces Southend's Danny 'The Essex Boy' Hunt at the Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, over ten rounds as he attempts to get his career back on track after a nine-month lay-off.

The British Boxing Board of Control have re-introduced the Anglo-only championship amid controversy after Pat Brogan fought to create the English title belt almost a year ago and is now claiming the BBBC have stolen his idea.

John's trainer and manager Ronnie Davies said: "It's a new English championship which the BBBC have recognised.

"Hunt will start as favourite as he has had 14 fights, won 13 of them and only lost the one due to a cut.

"But Chill is in really good shape. He has earned this chance because of his performance against Graham Earl in the Southern Area lightweight championship when he took him ten rounds and only lost on points.

"Earl has gone on to become British champion and Chill stayed with him. Chill has only won eight out of 12 fights but he has been in with a higher class of opposition.

"This is his chance to make history as the first Englishman to win the new belt in the lightweight division."

The fight will be shown live on Sky TV.

Boxing promoter Frank Warren says he's glad Frank Bruno will receive the treatment he needs at a mental hospital after being taken from his home by medics.

Warren said: "It was something he needs to address and hopefully he can get the help he needs, to get peace of mind and to get better."