Davey Oliver Joyce and Stephen Tiffney will clash for the vacant WBO European featherweight title in Manchester on March 15.
Unbeaten Mullingar Olympian Joyce (9-0-KO7), whose last fight was at Madison Square Garden, and Scotland’s Tiffney (10-1-KO4) will meet on the MTK Global show – live on iFL TV – at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.
Joyce said: “There’s real excitement now in the camp. There’s massive motivation now. Even last year, I was saying I wanted big fights. MTK Global said they had big plans for me and now we’re here.
“The opportunity has come and I can’t wait for it. I’m feeling great in camp already after just two weeks. In eight weeks time, I’m going to be fantastic.”
Tiffney added: "It's the perfect fight for me at this time. These are the bouts I'm after and he's a good opponent who is going to bring the best out of me.
"I've seen a few of his fights in the past and I've known of him ever since he was doing well things in the amateurs. It's a contest that really excites me, especially with a title being on the line.
"This is a great way to start the year. Once you get your first title it can push you on to bigger and better things, so I'm looking forward to getting in there."
Joining Joyce vs. Tiffney on the card will be a host of local talent including Ben Sheedy, Mike McGoldrick, McAulay McGowan and more.