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Matchroom Boxing Returns To Britain After Hiatus In The UK

British boxing returns on February 13th with Josh Warrington returning to the ring on the opening night to main event.

Josh Warrington is eyeing a unification fight in 2020 Credit: Josh Warrington
Josh Warrington has vacated his IBF world title . Credit: Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington returns on February 13th to open the Matchroom Boxing schedule for 2021.

The Leeds Warrior will face Mauricio Lara who holds a record of 21-2 (14 KO) who has won his last ten fights and competed in one no contest.

On the undercard Zelfa Barrett, who comes off the back of a devastating knockout victory over Eric Donovan, will face the Spanish ring veteran, Kiko Martinez.

Leigh Wood will take on Reece Mould for the vacant British Featherweight title.

Rising star, Dalton Smith takes on Lee Appleyard whilst Hopey Price and Shannon Courtenay make up the rest of the confirmed undercard.

Just one week later David Avanesyan will finally take on Josh Kelly as the rivalry continues to grow between the pair.

David Avanesyan will defend his EBU title against Josh Kelly now on February 20th.

Also on February 20th the highly anticipated welterweight clash between fan favourite, Florian Marku and the pint sized powerhouse, Rylan Charlton.

The return of ‘The Machine’ Anthony Fowler sees him face Jorge Fortea 21-2-1 (7 KO).

Amy Timlin and Carly Skelly rerun their Commonwealth title bout after drawing their first clash and ‘The Romford Bull’ Johnny Fisher makes his professional debut.

March 6th will be the return of the big boys as Dillian Whyte seeks revenge on Alexander Povetkin and hopes to regain the WBC mandatory position he lost.

Whyte and Povetkin came face-to-face at Thursday's press conference ahead of their crunch clash Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Whyte and Povetkin face-to-face at their first press conference. Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Lawerence Okolie will get his opportunity at the world title glory with the rescheduled bout against Krzysztof Glowacki on March 20th after Glowacki has recovered from COVID-19.

Chantelle Cameron returns on the undercard as too does Ramla Ali.

Chris Billam-Smith takes on Deion Jumah for the vacant British Cruiserweight title whilst heavyweight Soloman Dacres will make his debut.

April 10th sees Conor Benn defend his WBA Continental title against Samuel Vargas in what has all the makings of a welterweight war.

Marku is eager to face now promotional stablemate Conor Benn Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Conor Benn will defend his title against the veteran Samuel Vargas. Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Savannah Marshall will defend her world title on the undercard to Benn as Shannon Courtenay gets to attempt to avenge her loss to Rachel Ball as the pair meet again for the WBA world title.

Commonwealth Middleweight champion, Felix Cash and Kash Farooq appear on the card also in what looks set to be five huge nights for British boxing.