Lewis Crocker will fight again in the second month of 2020.
The undefeated 22-year-old (10-0) will take on former British title challenger John Thain (17-4, 1 KO) on February 1.
Crocker is set to meet former British title challenger Thain at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, exclusively live on iFL TV worldwide and ESPN + Stateside.
The fight will take place alongside Gary Cully’s clash against Joe Fitzpatrick for the vacant Irish lightweight title and David Oliver Joyce’s vacant WBO European super-bantamweight title showdown.
A big year for ‘The Croc’ will be kickstarted with a win over Thain, the six-foot Scotsman who challenged for the Lonsdale belt as recently as November 2016, losing out to Bradley Skeete on points.
Ronnie Heffron, British and Commonwealth title challenger Kris Carslaw and most recently Larry Ekundayo, back in July 2018, are the other reverses on Thain’s record as he returns for the first time since that last loss at Bethnal Green’s famous York Hall venue.
Crocker, meanwhile, has had his last three fights at Ulster Hall and went on a six-fight stoppage streak when he started his professional career at the Waterfront Hall back in March 2017.
Super-lightweight talent Sean McComb meets Argentina’s Mauro Maximiliano Godoy in what is another step up in levels on the card, having beaten Godoy’s countryman Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez at the same venue back in October, while there is action also slated for Steven Donnelly and Pierce O’Leary.
O’Leary must first get through a fight before the end of the year at the Bolton Whites Hotel and if he is successful he will be joined on the card by the likes of Taylor McGoldrick, Gary Cully, Padraig McCrory, Dee Sullivan, Callum Bradley and Ruairi Dalton.
IN OTHER NEWS: Sam Hyde will fight for the English cruiserweight title in the new year.
The man from Sale will challenge Deion Jumah for the belt in Greater Manchester.
Hyde, who was last in the ring against Jiri Svacina at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre in Wythenshaw back in September, will box at the same venue when he meets undefeated Londoner Jumah on January 19, 2020.
The fight will double up as a final eliminator for the vacant British cruiserweight title and is set to top a card promoted by Joe Gallagher for M22 Promotions in association with Kieran Farrell Promotions.
Hyde has two wins by stoppage since being pulled out against Richard Riakporhe –– who challenges Jack Massey for that aforementioned vacant British cruiserweight title at Bethnal Green’s famous York Hall venue in London, exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN, on December 19 –– but Jumah (12-0, 7 KOs) is riding on the crest of a wave having stopped Wadi Camacho to win the belt he defends against Hyde last time out.
Details regarding the supporting cast for the card will be revealed in due course.