Unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Nikita Tszyu (3-0, 2 KOs) is already set to return in his fourth pro fight, with a date of October 8th at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Broadmeadow.

His upcoming will come against another unbeaten, Darkon Dryden (4-0, 4 KOs).

Their bout is slated to be part of the undercard to the IBO title clash between Dennis Hogan (30-4-1) and Sam Eggington (32-7).

Promoter George Rose of No Limit wanted to pack on the local talent for the scheduled card.

“When you’ve got this much talent on offer here in Australia, why not put everyone on the same day,” Rose said to Fox Sports.

“It’s that time of the year when footy season’s just finished up and you’ve got that little itch you need to scratch. We’ve got the scratching for you in Newcastle. A boxing festival, fights all day, beer gardens, festival atmosphere music, it’s going to be a great day for everyone who attends at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

“I want to see everyone step up and steal the show and get us all excited. I’m going to get that excited I might even throw knockout bonuses out! I want to see this! I’ll put it up, if you can get a big knockout, I’m going to put up big knockout bonuses. I’m going to put up $10K."

Dryden has already begun baiting the Australia prospect - by daring him to trade shots in a toe to toe fight.

Tszyu likes to bang, but he intends to fight a little smarter when it comes to an opponent with a 100% knockout ratio.

“He thinks that we’re going to be trading, so let him think that we’re trading,” Tszyu said. “I’ll have my own game plan.”