By Elliot Foster

Mark Heffron has been handed a new fight date.

The 27-year-old is a former WBC International middleweight champion and has two wins since losing his undefeated record.

Heffron was stopped by Liam Williams in a challenge for the vacant British middleweight crown at Manchester Arena last December but quickly got back on the horse with wins over Serge Ambomo and Daniel Urbanski.

The man from Oldham will return to his home city –– at the Oldham Leisure Centre –– on August 31 against Eric Nwankwo.

But he will then head straight back into camp to prepare for October 12.

Heffron has been confirmed as an addition to the supporting cast of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight world title defence against Sofiane Takoucht of France at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, exclusively live on BT Sport in the UK.

An opponent has yet to be revealed for the fight, but his manager Kevin Maree hinted that it would be a big opportunity on a card that already has some stellar names propping up the undercard.

Zelfa Barrett will make the first defence of his Commonwealth super-featherweight title against former British title challenger Jordan McCorry, while Lyndon Arthur clashes with Emmanuel Anim for the vacant Commonwealth light-heavyweight belt and Michael Ramabeletsa faces Jack Bateson in a defence of his English super-bantamweight crown.

Troy Williamson faces Navid Mansouri, with the pair vying for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-welterweight title, and Callum Simpson will feature.

Further additions to the card will be revealed in due course.