Ben Whittaker will return to the ring in the next couple of months.
Boxing Scene has been informed that the Olympic silver medallist will be back from injury quicker than expected.
Whittaker, who medalled at the Tokyo Games, is already two fights into his professional career –– but saw his rapid progress stalled last August.
The 25-year-old Midlander boxed on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch defeat of Anthony Joshua at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia and suffered an injury to his shoulder. He was expected to be out for between 12 and 18 months.
But the six-foot three-inch 'B£NZO'—who is trained by SugarHill Steward –– is back punching and says he’s fully fit and set to return as part of a card in his part of the world.
Boxxer, which promotes Whittaker and guides his career alongside the aforementioned Joshua’s 258 MGT label, will hold a show at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England, on May 6.
It will be screened exclusively live on Sky Sports and will be headlined by new Boxxer signing Joshua Buatsi.
Buatsi, the former British light-heavyweight champion, won bronze at the Rio Olympics back in 2016 and turned over under the Matchroom banner.
But the 30-year-old (16-0, 13 KOs) has moved to pastures new and is scheduled to be the headliner for the latest show confirmed by Sky Sports’ new exclusive promotional partner.
Buatsi is ranked number one by the WBA at light-heavyweight, while the WBC and WBO both rate him at number two.
Further additions to the card, which could include newly-crowned European champion at 175 pounds Dan Azeez –– who knocked out Thomas Faure in the 12th-round of a vacant title clash in Paris, France last weekend –– will be revealed in due course.