Boxing: Dolan determined to avoid past mistakes and take Norton's title

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The last time that Robert Norton met David Dolan the pair clattered to the canvas five times and they finished glaring at each other in hate when Norton's hand was raised. They meet again tonight for Norton's British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight titles in Altrincham on the first Ricky Hatton promoted fight of 2010.

Thankfully, the bad blood continues and another memorable encounter looks certain. In their first fight in February last year Norton was seconds away from being stopped at the end of round four when he was dropped twice, before going down again in the eighth, but Dolan was sent tumbling in rounds six and 11 to complete a wild night.

"I fell into his trap the last time and made too many mistakes – it will be different this time," insisted Dolan.