Takaloo fighting for recognition
Margate light middleweight Takaloo has spoken of his frustration at being frozen out of the title scene.
The former world title challenger was due to have fought Eamonn Magee on 10 December but the Belfast banger has pulled out through injury.
"I want to fight for the Commonwealth and British belts because you're remembered for winning them," he said. "I'm starting to realise how tough this business is. Boxing is the easy part, the politics gives you headaches."
The 30-year-old fled his native Iran when he was six and finally received a British passport in 2003 after a long battle for citizenship. But he added: "One of the reasons I got citizenship in 2003 was so I could fight for a British title because that was always a dream of mine. But now I've got it I can't get the fights I want."
Takaloo challenged Daniel Santos for the WBO light middleweight title in 2002 but was comprehensively outpointed.
He endured a nightmare 2004, losing successive encounters with Eugenio Montero and Wayne Alexander. But Takaloo says he has learned from those defeats and is determined to get to the top. "Despite the setbacks, I keep coming back. All I need now are those fights that will change my life a little bit."