CHRIS Burton and his team face a difficult decision or two in the coming days and weeks.
The Hartlepool-trained fighter will sit down with manager Dave Garside and coach Neil Fannan to see which direction Hightower’s career is heading following a bad defeat at the weekend.
His cruiserweight days look over after he was stopped inside two rounds of his North-East derby with Jon Lewis Dickinson in Aberdeen on Saturday night.
And while Burton looked in absolutely brilliant condition for his 10-round battle at Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, it would appear the big drop in weight from his heavyweight days may have affected his punch resistence.
Read more about Burton’s bad night up in Scotland in today’s Sportmail.