By Elliot Foster
Sam Maxwell has been given a return date after his summer outing in Belfast.
The 30-year-old scored a stoppage win over Chris Truman at Windsor Park back in August.
Maxwell, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, is currently 9-0 with seven early finishes.
And he will look to add to the ledger when he comes back before Christmas at Manchester Arena.
‘Super’ Sam has been confirmed as an addition to a world title undercard that will be live on pay-per-view.
Maxwell is set to box on December 22, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office, as part of the supporting cast to Carl Frampton’s IBF featherweight title challenge against Josh Warrington.
He will be joined by his Danny Vaughan-trained gym-mate Paddy Barnes on the card, that will also feature James Metcalf’s WBC International super-welterweight title defence against Liam Williams, as he returns from August’s WBC flyweight world title defeat at the hands of Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales.
Mick Conlan will box on the bill with Mark Heffron challenging an opponent to be confirmed for the vacant British middleweight title and there is action for undefeated light-heavyweight Steven Ward, heavyweight Alex Dickinson, cruiserweight Jack Massey and Tommy Fury, the brother of former world heavyweight champion Tyson, who will make his debut.
IN OTHER NEWS: World-ranked welterweight Michael McKinson knows he’ll be walking into a ‘lion’s den’ when he faces Sam McNess at York Hall on Friday night – live on BoxNation – but is supremely confident of retaining his title.
The unbeaten Portsmouth star (14-0-KO2) defends his WBC International Silver at the iconic venue as the main support to Sunny Edwards’ WBO European super-flyweight title defence against Ryan Farrag; with names such as Johnny Coyle, Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas on a substantial undercard.
With East End local McNess (10-1-KO4) sure to bring his huge band of supporters on the night, McKinson is forecasting a hot reception – but one he insists he’ll have no problem coping with.