Super-lightweight Jack Catterall will face Ireland’s Darragh Foley on May 27th at Manchester’s AO Arena.
The fight will be Catterall’s first since signing with Matchroom Boxing at the start of this month and takes place on the undercard of Leigh Wood‘s featherweight rematch against Mauricio Lara.
Catterall hasn’t fought since his controversial split-decision defeat to Josh Taylor in February last year.
The pair were set to fight again on March 4th before Scotland’s Taylor pulled out through injury.
The WBO then ordered the Scotsman to defend his super-lightweight title against Brooklyn’s Teofimo Lopez Jr who Taylor will now face in New York on June 10th.
Catterall will therefore face an in-form Foley at the end of May following the latter’s victory over Robbie Davies Jr in March.
Foley floored Davies Jr with a well-timed right hand in the second round before the Liverpudlian suffered a fracture to his ankle at the beginning of the third.
The fight was nevertheless ruled as a technical knockout win for the Australia-based Irishman who has been rewarded with a fight against Catterall in Manchester.
Victory for Foley leaves him in good stead to challenge for world honours at 140lbs while Catterall looks to get a win under his belt before looking to tie down a big fight of his own at super-lightweight.
WBC champion Regis Prograis, who was ringside at Matchroom’s show in San Antonio at the weekend, reportedly informed promoter Eddie Hearn that he is now a promotional free agent.
Catterall was rumoured to be in talks to face Prograis prior to his signing with Matchroom.
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