Jack Catterall will warm-up for his world title shot later this month.
The Chorley super lightweight has been out of action for 12 months since he won a unanimous decision out in Dubai.
Catterall, 27, outpointed Timo Schwarzkopf over 10 rounds at Caesars Palace and will box again on November 28, exclusively live on BT Sport.
‘El Gato’ has been confirmed as an addition to the supporting cast of heavyweight Daniel Dubois’ British and Commonwealth title clash against Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce.
The fight, which will also have the vacant European bauble at stake, will take place at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London.
And Catterall (25-0, 13 KOs) –– the talented southpaw who recently accepted step-aside money to allow WBO champion Jose Ramirez, to whom he is mandatory, to defend his WBO and WBC world titles against IBF, WBA Super and Ring Magazine champion Josh Taylor –– has been awarded a spot on the undercard as he looks to stay sharp for his big opportunity against either the American or his fellow Brit.
Taylor stopped his IBF mandatory, Apinun Khongsong, in less than a round back in September at Bethnal Green’s famous York Hall venue, as part of a joint promotion staged by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., while Ramirez claimed a majority decision against former Taylor opponent Viktor Postol at The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Boxing Scene understands that Lewis Benson, the twice-defeated Edinburgh-based 28-year-old, is among those being considered as a potential opponent for Catterall for the Dubois vs. Joyce card, while Jonathan Alonso (19-1, 7 KOs) and Belgian-based Tunisian Hedi Slimani (33-6-1, 17 KOs) have also had their names mentioned.
Further additions to the Dubois vs. Joyce undercard will be revealed in due course.