Liam Davies (12-0-0, 5KOs) steps up for the vacant European title this weekend against Ionut Baluta (15-3-0, 3KOs) in his hometown of Telford.

Davies picked up the British super-bantamweight title five months ago with a unanimous decision victory over Salford’s Marc Leach.

Part of a flourishing domestic super-bantamweight division, the Midlander steps up again as he attempts to add the European crown in his just his thirteenth outing.

Baluta meanwhile upset Brad Foster in May, emerging victorious on all three judge’s scorecards after ten rounds at York Hall.

The Romanian enters the evening on an impressive run of seven victories in eight outings, the only blemish being a majority decision defeat to Michael Conlan last year.

Light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde (22-2-0, 21KOs) returns for the first time in eleven months since his fourth-round stoppage defeat of Lyndon Arthur in December 2021.

A huge showdown with unified champion Artur Beterbiev beckons for Yarde in early 2023 and is expected to be announced on Saturday, providing he finds a way past Bulgarian Stefani Koykov (14-1-0, 12KOs).

Midlands Area welterweight champion Jamie Stewart (3-2-2) collides with Worcester prospect Owen Cooper (6-0-0, 2KOs) across ten rounds at 147lbs.

Stewart picked up the title with a close points win over Alex Fearon in March.

Cooper meanwhile fights for the first major title of his career so far since turning pro in 2019.

Super-lightweight prospect Ethan James (9-0-0) also takes on Keanen Wainwright (8-1-0, 5KOs) over ten rounds.

Liverpool’s Brad Strand (8-0-0, 3KOs) takes on Nicaragua’s Darwin Martinez (7-6-2, 6KOs) over six rounds at super-featherweight.

Unbeaten light-heavyweight prospect Ezra Taylor (3-0-0, 2KOs) also returns for the second time in 2022 with a six-round encounter against Mohamed Cherif Benchadi (4-19-2).

Super-welterweight George Davey (5-0-1) is set to face experienced journeyman Paul Cummings (3-68-1, 1KO) in a six-round contest at 154lbs.

Lightweights Macauley Owen (4-0-0, 1KO) and William Hayden (4-0-0, 1KO) will also feature.

Owen takes on Eduardo Valverde (3-7-1, 1KO) while Hayden faces Marian Marius Istrate (3-13-0) respectively, both over six rounds.

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