By Elliot Foster
Sam Bowen has had his opponent confirmed ahead of his next fight.
The Leicester super-featherweight will return to the ring this weekend, exclusively live on BT Sport.
Bowen had been set to defend his British title in his first fight under his new promoter Frank Warren.
But after an opponent could not be sourced, ‘The Bullet’ will face Argentina’s Horacio Alfredo Cabral on Saturday.
The vacant WBO Inter-Continental crown at 130 pounds will be at stake at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, as part of the supporting cast to Jack Catterall’s WBO super-lightweight title eliminator against Ohara Davies.
Carl Greaves, the manager of Bowen, said recently that they had been trying to get Marco McCullough in to face him in a defence of that British title he claimed against Maxi Hughes, but that couldn’t be agreed due to the fact that Declan Geraghty had been set to face the Belfast man.
The aforementioned promoter Warren won purse bids to stage Bowen’s clash against Ronnie Clark for the Lonsdale belt, with it set to be given a date later on this year.
Cabral has a record of 21-2 with eight early and was last in action in April when he lost a defence of his WBC International Silver title.
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams will face Isabel Millan for the vacant WBO interim super-flyweight female title on the bill, billed 'The Time Is Now', while English heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois faces a step-up against America’s Kevin Johnson on the same card as Nathan Gorman and Joe Maphosa return and Lyon Woodstock’s clash against Archie Sharp in a defence of his WBO European super-featherweight crown.
James Branch, Mark Heffron and Ryan Hatton are also set for action on the bill.