Sam Sheedy has been granted his wish to fight Bradley Pryce - the rival who taunted him on Twitter recently.
Sheedy, aged 26, had said in The Star recently that he wanted to test his unbeaten record against Pryce, despite having to pull out of an earlier planned contest with him because of a virus.
But Pryce posed the question on social media why he should train: “for a phantom fight again?”
He added that even considering involvement with Sheedy was a “waste of my time.”
That clearly has changed as the pair will top the bill at Doncaster Racecourse on November 7.
Welshman Pryce, 33, has pedigree written all over his won 35 (KO 19) + lost 17 (KO 4) 52 fight record.
He has been in with the likes of Frankie Gavin, Sergey Rabchenko, Chris Eubank Jr, Billy Joe Saunders, and Colin Lynes and is used to campaigning at European and Commonwealth platforms.
Unbeaten Sheedy, from Sheffield Boxing Centre, wants to boost his profile and prove himself against tough, respected opponents.
He knows it is going to be tough - which is why he has taken it on.
Sheedy says he will persevere with his ring entrance which includes wearing a Mexican hat.
n Hot property Eubank Jr is slated to meet 35-year-old Crosspool middleweight Jez Wilson at Liverpool Arena, on October 25.
But it is hard to see the fight going ahead, as no formal agreement appears to have been made with the serving fireman and Eubank meets Saunders to dispute the European) middleweight title 35 days later.
That clearly would be Eubank’s priority and it would be unusual to risk potential injury so close to a title match.
n Well-supported Doncaster super featherweight Maxi Hughes (13(2)-1-1) will box again on a Dave Coldwell show at iceSheffield, on Friday November 14.