"It’s a fight I cannot wait for. I have trained harder than ever and I am looking forward to boxing in Bulgaria for the first time. For me, this is a chance to show what I am capable of in front of a new crowd and I am ranked number one by the WBC now, so it should push me towards a world title shot."
The November 16 bill will be staged by Hatton Promotions in association with World Sport Promotion and will feature seven international bouts.
Chief support will be a 12 round clash between Ukraine’s unbeaten Vitaliy Kopalenko and tough Belarusian Sergey Khomitsky.
Kopalenko has stopped 12 of his 21 opponents inside the distance and is currently ranked number six by the EBU, while Khomitsky has earned himself a reputation as one of Europe’s toughest boxers by going the distance with Martin Murray, Ryan Rhodes and Max Bursak. He also defeated Britain’s popular Jamie Moore in 2010.
The show will also feature the professional debut of Belfast’s exciting Sonny Upton, the latest star from Ricky Hatton’s stable.
October 2, 2013