Date: 27th October 2017 at 2:10pm
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News has broken today that the popular Manchester fighter, Terry Flanagan, has vacated his WBO lightweight world title.

The announcement also confirms that the fighter, who has a record that reads 33-0, will move up to super-lightweight.

More importantly, having given up his WBO lightweight belt, Flanagan has been confirmed as the WBO?s number one contender for a crack at the WBO Super-lightweight title.

Flanagan won the WBO lightweight title back on 11 July 2015 when he faced the Mexican-American, Jose Zepeda.

The Manchester fighter won the belt after Zepada dislocated his shoulder in the second round and was unable to continue.

Flanagan?s last fight as the WBO lightweight champion was in his home city, at the Manchester Arena when he beat the tough Russian, Petr Petrov, via a unanimous points decision.

Here at Vital Boxing we wish Terry all the best at super-lightweight and we eagerly await notification of his chance to win the WBO super-lightweight world title.