Bournemouth cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (16-1-0, 11KOs) returns to his hometown on Saturday against unknown quantity Armend Xhoxhaj (14-2-0, 7KOs).

‘CBS’ unanimously defeated Isaac Chamberlain at Bournemouth’s International Centre five months ago.

The 32-year-old has been teased with a big showdown versus newly-crowned world champion Jai Opetaia for 2023 providing he emerges unscathed this weekend.

Xhoxhaj only has two defeats to his name, including a 2021 loss to former European champion Mateusz Masternak.

British light-heavyweight champion Dan Azeez (17-0-0, 11KOs) looks to add the Commonwealth title to his Lord Lonsdale belt versus Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding (30-2-0, 18KOs).

The Liverpudlian came in 1lb over the light-heavyweight limit at Friday’s weigh-in however and did not emerge for a second attempt.

Azeez therefore retains his British title on the scales.

The vacant Commonwealth strap will only be up for grabs for the Londoner following Fielding’s failure to make the weight.

Portsmouth welterweight Michael McKinson (22-1-0, 2KOs) returns for the first time since his ninth-round stoppage to Vergil Ortiz Jnr in Texas four months ago.

The 28-year-old is a promotional free agent and takes on Nicaragua’s Roberto Arriaza (19-4-0, 14KOs) over six rounds this weekend.

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Caroline Dubois (4-0-0, 3KOs) enters her six-round lightweight encounter versus Sofia Rodriguez (5-7-0, 1KO) on the back of three consecutive stoppage defeats.

The 21-year-old runs out for a final time in 2022 for her fifth contest of the year since turning pro in February.

Heavyweights Steve Robinson (5-1-0, 3KOs) and Nick Campbell (5-0-0, 5KOs) collide over eight rounds in what promises to be a barnstorming affair.

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