The Liverpool – and British – fight scene just got more interesting with the announcement that Ryan Farrag is back on the comeback trail.

The former star amateur hasn’t fought since 2019 but makes a welcome return on February 25th. The Liverpudlian will appear on the undercard of fellow Scouse fighter Connor Butler’s Commonwealth Flyweight Title fight with Craig Derbyshire, LIVE on Fightzone, from Malta.

Boxing out of the noted Everton Red Triangle Club, Farrag – who once beat world title challenger Luke Campbell in an ABA semi final – raced out of the blocks when he turned pro in 2010, culminating in a stunning away win over in Belgium in 2015 to win the European Bantamweight crown.

With 20 wins and just four defeats on his record, and all of those reverses coming to top fighters including three world champions (Lee Haskins, Sunny Edwards, Ryan Burnett), Ryan is still a name on the domestic scene and his new co-management team are optimistic he will still have a major impact on the game.

“Ryan is a fighter I’ve always admired,” said Dennis Hobson, who has been instrumental in the careers of British boxing legends like Ricky Hatton, David Haye and Clinton Woods. “I’ve always kept an eye on him and he’s almost been in the opposite corner to some of my fighters over the years! So, I know how good he is. He’s had a fantastic career already and we’ll get him the right opportunities to still have a say in the sport.”

“It’s great to be working in partnership with Dennis,” explained Liverpool fight-figure Stephen Vaughan. “Ryan’s only come unstuck against the very best, and the rest from the sport has done him the world of good. He’s fresh, has been training hard and is going to be a handful for anyone. It’s great to have him on our show in Malta in February, which already has a great headliner in Connor Butler against Craig Derbyshire, and we’ll then plan to get him out regularly in 2023.”