Super-middleweight prospect Mickey Ellison (4-1) will next fight on December 16 at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan on a VIP Promotions show.
Promoter Steve Wood has confirmed that prospects Ashley Peyton (10-1), Andrew Fleming (1-0), Casey Connelly (1-0), Adam Ridge (1-0), and James Moorcroft (3-0) will all be sharing the bill with Ellison.
The busy boxer has already crammed five fights into his debut year and managed to book in yet another bout before the end of 2017.
“It’s great to get one more in before the end of the year and I’ll take a decent following with me,” he said.
The 27-year-old from Darwen is keen to continue the momentum that has seen him grace the square ring five times in 11 months between his debut in October last year up to his previous bout on the undercard of the WBO world heavyweight showdown between champion Joseph Parker (24-0) and Hughie Fury (20-1) at the Manchester Arena on September 23rd.
Ellison took full advantage of fighting on the big stage by securing his first stoppage victory against Hull’s Andy Neylon (2-22-1), who was forced to retire at end of the second round after sustaining a broken nose, courtesy of an accurate right hand from Ellison.
“Getting the stoppage on the big stage, like I did, was great for my confidence,” Ellison reflected. “I think it has always been there but probably never believed in myself enough.
“It’s more important I get the win on December 16 but maybe I could get another stoppage.”
The former North West amateur champion is already back in the gym and plans to schedule further sparring sessions with Martin Murray and Rocky Fielding, who helped him prepare for his last bout.
“The sparring at the higher level is showing in my fights now. It’s given me the extra confidence mixing it with those elite level boxers.”
The light-heavy-turned-super-middle also sparred with Callum Smith in the build-up to his World Boxing Super Series quarter-finals win over Erik Skoglund on September 16.
“I find I’m more settled in myself in the ring, more comfortable,” he continued. “I’m also finding my style more now, as the transition from amateur to pro is starting to gel a bit.
“It’s also down to gaining the experience, as well, more than anything.”
Ellison is managed by Steve Wood and trained by former pro Alex Matvienko at the Elite Gym in Bolton, where he counts unbeaten middleweight Jack Flatley and former Commonwealth champion Luke Blackledge as teammates.