I could understand Frank Warren making that decision but I had to do what was right for me and I know that I'm not a light-middleweight
, I'm a welterweight.
Stan James - WBU light-middleweight
title: 4-7 T McDonagh, 5-4 B Pryce; Points: 5-4 McDonagh, 5-2 Pryce; Rounds - McDonagh: 40 first, 33 second- fourth, 28 fifth, 25 sixth-tenth, 28 11th, 33 12th.
The Welsh light-middleweight
wowed the packed crowd last time out with a convincing points victory over previously unbeaten Disney Huni.
And a mouth-watering bill for Mersey fight fans will also see Liam Smith challenge for the vacant British light-middleweight
crown against Erick Ochieng, Rocky Fielding defend his English title and outings for Callum Smith, Thomas Stalker and Robbie Davies junior.
Another old rivalry will be resumed in the light-middleweight
final when Wellington's Louis Cunningham takes on Mohammed Razak, who he has beaten in two of their three head-to-head bouts.
boxer from Coatbridge has big ambitions, despite never having fought over six rounds, and was keen to take a swing at Ricky Burns' super-trainer.
Dave turned pro later in 1972 and in just his seventh fight landed the vacant Welsh light-middleweight
title, stopping Colin Davies in eight rounds.
RYAN Rhodes is one of Britain's top light-middleweight
boxers, as proved in 2008 when he defeated Vincent Vuma for the WBC International light-middleweight
The middleweight was to drop down to light-middleweight
to take on the veteran but now he must wait longer for a return to competitive action, having last fought in June.
Anthony Small had got the British team off to a winning start with a controversial split decision victory over American Walter Wright.
Former British and Commonwealth light-middleweight
champion Michael Jones fought the fight of his life but suffered a heartbreaking defeat in his European title challenge against Michele Piccirillo in Milan last night.
Macklin, 24, won't be struggling to make the light-middleweight
limit any more and will campaign as a middleweight - putting him on course for a potential all-Brummie showdown against Wayne Elcock.