Mike Russell of The Fight Network has learned through Jack Shields, Jake Shields’ father and manager, that his son will be fighting fellow welterweight Mike Pyle on November 10th at EliteXC’s next event.
“Mike is a great fighter, and Jake has wanted to fight him for a while,” the elder Shields said. “He’s training hard for this fight and is really looking forward to this opportunity.”
Ken Pavia, Pyle’s manager also told Russell on Friday afternoon that the fight was just about “a done deal”.
Sam Caplan originally broke the news that Shields would be fighting as part of EliteXC’s next card earlier this week.
My guess of Pyle as Shields’ opponent was right too apparently.
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