DELPH boxer Andy Kremner steps back into the ring later this month following an absence of almost seven months.
The 26-year-old welterweight in on the card for a show at Victoria Warehouse on Saturday, November 17 against an opponent to be confirmed.
Kremner is hoping this fight will be another stepping stone towards fighting for a title early, most likely the Central Area crown early next year.
It will be Kremner’s first bout since the only defeat of his professional career in April in the Ultimate Boxxer at Manchester Arena when he lost a controversial split decision against Isaac McLeod.
Kremner, who won his first nine bouts as a pro, made a conscious decision not to fight from April until now.
He explained: “I took time out to concentrate on getting bigger and stronger.
“When I start fighting for titles I will step up from six to 10 rounds so need to be equipped physically for that.”
Kremner, who is to become a firefighter in January, is also hoping that physical job will help keep him in shape for future bouts.
He does much of his preparations in the area with runs around Dovestone reservoir and over the moors at Castleshaw.