By Elliot Foster
Anthony Fowler has been given his return date.
The former Team GB Olympian has raced to 7-0 since making his professional debut in May last year.
Fowler, who is trained by Dave Coldwell and was last in action in July, is currently in Chicago to support gym-mate Gavin McDonnell as he challenges Daniel Roman for the WBA super-bantamweight title next weekend at the Wintrust Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
And the 27-year-old will fight on the same platforms in two weeks’ after being added to a card in Newcastle on October 13.
The bill, at the Metro Radio Arena, will be topped by outright British lightweight champion Lewis Ritson’s vacant European title challenge against Belgium’s Francesco Patera and also features Scouse super-lightweight Robbie Davies Jr. in a clash for Glenn Foot’s Commonwealth belt, with the pair also vying for the vacant Lonsdale belt, and Tony Bellew-managed cruiserweight Craig Glover in an official eliminator for Arfan Iqbal’s English title against Simon Vallily, who is a Commonwealth Games gold medal winner of eight years ago and has a paid record of 13-1-1 with four early.
There’s action elsewhere on the card for IBF European super-bantamweight champion Thomas Patrick Ward, cruiserweight Lawrence Osueke and super-welterweight Joseph Laws.
David Allen returns after his July victory over Nick Webb, WBA International light-heavyweight champion Joshua Buatsi is back, Chad Ellis and Darren Reay will box and Scotland’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist John Docherty will make his professional debut.