Ahead of his upcoming ring return, former British and WBA Intercontinental champion Lewis Ritson signed a promotional deal with Probellum.

Newcastle superstar Ritson (21-2, 12 knockouts) is known for his all-action, relentless style.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Probellum team," said Ritson. "Over the last few weeks they have made some huge signings and I'm happy we’ve got the deal over the line and I've signed with them."

Ritson's first bout since signing with Probellum will come on Saturday, when he competes against Hank Lundy on the BOXXER event at the Newcastle Arena - live on Sky Sports Boxing.

The twice-beaten boxer will look to bounce back from a stoppage loss to Jeremias Nicolas Ponce in June.

Probellum will guide the career of Ritson moving forward, as their expert team look to use their vast knowledge to help navigate the 28-year-old back towards world title contention.

"It's great to welcome someone of Lewis' high standard to the team," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "He's always in entertaining fights and is one of the most popular fighters in the entire UK.

"He's been on the cusp of a world title shot before, and Probellum will now be on hand to steer him back towards that level as we help him achieve his dream of one day becoming world champion."

Also, Probellum announced the signing of USA amateur heavyweight Darius Fulghum as he prepares to turn professional.

Fulghum was an successful amateur, with the Houston fighter becoming the number-one ranked USA heavyweight, whilst also winning the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2018.

The 25-year-old will now enter the paid ranks and see his career guided by Probellum, alongside Adam Morallee of S-JAM Boxing, who will serve as manager.