But before that big British encounter, the Merthyr man will have a warm up contest on the Froch v Mack Nottingham bill this weekend against Hungarian Norbert Szekeres.
In March this year against Grzegorz Proksa, Hope had his finest hour when he took the European belt from the Surrey based Pole via a 12 round points decision.
But four months later in a rematch with proska, Hope lost the title in the first defence getting stopped in round 8.
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