MARK Heffron's eagerly-anticipated rematch with Denzel Bentley will now be for the British middleweight title.

The illustrious belt will be on line on November 13 after former Heffron foe Liam Williams vacated the title in his pursuit of world honours in the 160lb division.

After battling to a rare unanimous draw last month, Heffron's return with Battersea's unbeaten Bentley was always going to be a final eliminator to face Williams.

Now it has been upgraded to a full title fight live on BT Sport, and the Oldham favourite could not be happier.

The 28-year-old said: “My daughter Poppy wants that title belt for Christmas and I never let her down.”

The Lonsdale belt is the pinnacle of domestic boxing with Heffron having come up short when challenging Williams back in December 2018 in what is his only defeat in 27 professional fights.

Bentley is no less confident and sees this is a stepping stone to bigger things on the global stage.

The 25-year-old, who has stopped 11 opponents in 13 wins, said: “Being British and fighting for the British title is an honour.

"I want to conquer home first, then I'll go on to conquer the world.”