British welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley (17-6-2), who abruptly retired in March for personal reasons, will come out of the brief retirement to headline Cage Warriors Fighting Championships “Enter the Rough House 7” July 12th in Nottingham, England according to Sherdog.
His opponent for the main event bout is Bojan Kosednar (6-0).
Here’s a quote from Daley from the report:
“He’s an undefeated fighter, a champion of Italy and he has fought some tough guys. He looks like a big strong southpaw, but I have an excellent record against lefties. His game looks pretty well rounded and he must be really confident to come to my hometown to fight. I guess it’s going to be a tough fight and a grueling match before I knock him out.
I plan to fight as much as possible in the second half of the year. I want to continue to establish myself in the U.S. I have three fights left with EliteXC and then we’ll see. They’re really good to me there. I want to fight for the EliteXC welterweight title and defend my Cage Rage world belt three more times to win that out, just like I have done with the Cage Rage British title.
I’ll also continue to travel and train in the U.S., hopefully hooking up with Brandon Vera this summer to train and then in Holland in late September. It’s been a hard year for me so far for with ups and downs in my personal life. I’m focused and solid again now though. I’m back with Team Rough House training my ass off and climbing back up that mountain.”
Daley has won his last five straight bouts, all via first or second round stoppage. He most recently defeated Sam Morgan via first-round TKO at a January ShoXC event.