By Elliot Foster
Mark Heffron and Ryan Hatton have been given their next fight dates.
The undefeated duo, who campaign in the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions respectively, will be back in action in less than two months’ time.
Heffron, the WBC International champion at 160 pounds, has an unblemished ledger of 20 wins with 16 early, while ‘Raggy’ is 3-0 with all the endings coming inside the distance.
And both have been confirmed as additions to a stellar card, billed ‘The Time Is Now’, which is being promoted by Frank Warren.
Hatton was last in action in Belfast in April, as part of the undercard to Carl Frampton’s vacant WBO interim featherweight title win over Nonito Donaire, and ‘Kid Dynamite’ dazzled at the Manchester Arena in June as he stopped Andrew Robinson inside six rounds to claim the aforementioned fringe WBC belt.
The bill, on October 6 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, will be screened exclusively live on BT Sport and will feature a title fight for Nicola Adams.
The double Olympic champion will face an opponent to be confirmed across the championship distance for a title to be determined, while there is a tasty WBO world super-lightweight title eliminator contest between Jack Catterall and Ohara Davies, the WBO Inter-Continental and WBC International champions, who will both put their belts on the line.
English heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois faces a step-up against America’s Kevin Johnson on the same card as Sam Bowen fights for the first time under the promotional banner of Queensberry Promotions in a defence of his British super-featherweight title and Lyon Woodstock’s clash against Archie Sharp in a defence of his WBO European super-featherweight crown.
Further additions to the card will be revealed in due course.