Mitchell Smith (15-1, 8KOs) announced on his Facebook page on February 21: "I got some massive news. After a very stressul four years, I will be fighting in April."
Smith received his BBBofC boxing licence back last October, following a lengthy suspension.
The 'Baby Faced Assassin' went on to say, "I will be fighting in April. I'm trying to get on a show in England; if not, I've secured a date in another country. The excitement is unreal!"
He added that his strength and conditioning coach John Clarke will get his weight down to 66kg for fight night.
The 27-year-old from Harrow Weald hasn't fought in a professional ring since May 2017.
A former WBO Inter-Continental super-featherweight champion, smith was banned from boxing professionally until July 11, 2020, after an incident in a pub in 2017 ultimately confined him to prison for seven months for Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) with intent and Affray.
Following his sole career defeat to Londoner George Jupp (15-3, 4KOs) in 2015, Smith joined Adam Booth's stable in May 2016, enjoying two facile wins when rebuilding from his humbling before his arrest.
Smith was one of the UK's brightest young prospects when he won the Southern Area super-featherweight title in his seventh fight, adding the English strap just two fights later. He then collected the WBO European and Inter-Continental belts to work his way into the world rankings.
His sole conqueror, Jupp, went on to fight Miguel Berchelt after his shock victory over Smith.
Read Danny Flexen's brutally honest interview here: Banged up, grown up: Mitchell Smith bares his soul