Iain Butcher will challenge Scott Allan for the Celtic bantamweight title in Glasgow on March 22.
Butcher (18-4) faces Allan (9-3-1) on an MTK Global show at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow – with the card streamed live on iFL TV.
It means Butcher is immediately back in contention for a belt after his British title fight with Ukashir Farooq in November, and he’s looking forward to taking on countryman Allan.
Butcher said: “I’m very excited to be straight back into a title fight. I wasn’t interested in boxing a journeyman or anything like that, so I need to thank MTK and Danny Vaughan for getting me this title shot right away.
“This fight was the right timing for me and I think it makes sense for us to box each other now. I wouldn’t have had the same drive to get up for training if it was a six or eight round bout, but now with this fight it can hopefully push me on to bigger and better things.
“It will be an interesting contest for as long as it goes. We’ll come up with different game plans but I’m expecting a good fight and it’s one I’m confident of winning and winning very well.”
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