Martin Murray has been handed a boost ahead of his return to the ring next month.

The former four-time world title challenger was last in action at the Eventim Olympia in Liverpool in July.

Murray, who outpointed Rui Manuel Pavanito over 10 rounds, exclusively live on iFL TV, is set to return to the same venue where he triumphed by 99 points to 92 on referee Steve Gray’s scorecard.

The St Helens man, 36, has been confirmed as an addition to an MTK Global card, topped by former WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding in a clash against Tanzania’s Abdallah Paziwapazi, on November 15, exclusively live Stateside on ESPN+, as part of a link-up with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc.

He will face Bosnia’s Sladan Janjanin over eight rounds on the card that features the return of former WBA International female super-featherweight champion Natasha Jonas, the second fight in five weeks for former WBO world lightweight king Terry Flanagan and the proud professional debut of Solly-trained former Team GB starlet Blane Hyland.

Janjanin (27-4, 21 KOs) was last in action in June and is the current Universal Boxing Federation European middleweight champion after knocking out Mika Joensuu inside two rounds in Offenbach, Germany.

But Murray has been inserted as the mandatory challenger for the European middleweight title ahead of his fight against Janjanin.

The belt is currently held by Matteo Signani, who won the vacant crown earlier this month in Trento, Italy, when he won a split decision against Gevorg Khatchikian.

And though Murray has been given the encouragement, it’s Janjanin who is at the forefront of his mind.

Alex Dickinson, who suffered his maiden defeat in the paid code last time out, losing to Kamil Sokolowski in Leeds back in June, will be back in action and looking to get back to winning ways, while both John Quigley and Ged Carroll –– both of whom featured on the aforementioned card in July –– have been awarded slots alongside Sean Turner, who debuts, as well as James Heneghan and Mikey Hedges.