Sheffield prospect Waleed Din is back in action on Saturday after 14-month absence - and he could face an explosive return to the ring.
The Sheffield flyweight, who went off the radar after a behind-the-scenes stand-off with his former promoter Dennis Hobson, fights on a bill in Dudley, West Midlands, against a Hungarian with a KO reputation.
He takes on Szilveszter Kanalas, who has won 10 of his 14 victories by way of KO.
He has also been beaten five times - four of those have been stoppages, so it could be an interesting return to boxing for the 24-year-old South Yorkshireman.
“It’s been a long stressful 12 months but I’m finally back in the ring April 8th In Birmingham. I can’t wait to be back doing what I do best” said Din.
Referring to his previous management issues, Din said: “I did put the situation behind me from my side but I had to take it to the British Boxing Board of Control as I was still under contract.
“I then had to wait for a hearing. So, all in all, it took around seven months to resolve.
“I’m still training with the same man I started off with, Keith Palmer.
“Now, I am an improved fighter, most definitely, I’ve done loads of sparring with different styles and it has gone well so just looking forward to getting back in there.”
Din, who lost a Commonwealth flyweight title shot to Thomas Essomba in Rotherham, in 2015, added: “Me fighting next weekend has only been possible by a long term sponsor of mines help, Zaheer Akhtar who owns Pizza Hut franchises across the south. With his support I am able to fight anywhere in the country.”
n Sheffield super lightweight Lee Connelly faces unbeaten prospect Richie Canning in Wales on Friday.
He has three other ‘away’ fights also lined up.