Kid Galahad is to fight former world champion Joseph Agbeko at featherweight on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jnr's clash with Renold Quinlan at London's Olympia.
The fight represents his fourth in under a year, after 19 months out following a doping ban, and one of the toughest match-ups of his career.
Ghanaian Agbeko, 36, was once the IBF bantamweight champion, but lost in 2013 when challenging the great Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux.
"It is my toughest test so far in my career but I will come through it and it will be a world title bid very soon," said Galahad, real name Barry Awad, whose finest win to date came against James Dickens at super-bantamweight, also in 2013. "This kid is high quality and I know I've got to be at my very best."
Galahad, 26, tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol in September 2014 and received a backdated two-year suspension. He insisted his drink had been spiked, and after an appeal from his legal team, UK Anti-Doping in March 2016 agreed to reduce his ban by six months.
IN OTHER NEWS: Lichfield flyweight, Brad Foster, will look back on 2016 as his breakthrough year in professional boxing.
The 19-year old enjoyed a busy 12 months, winning all of his five fights by unanimous decision before signing a three-year deal with promoter Frank Warren in November.
Ahead of his first fight of 2017, ‘The Blade’ outlined his ambitions to one day emulate the success of fellow Midlands boxer and current WBA Flyweight World Champion, Kal Yafai, whilst targeting a domestic title challenge of his own later this year.
A nine-time kickboxing World Champion, Foster switched to the paid ranks in December 2015 and with the help of his team (Richard Waller, Simon Akufo and Paul Collins) found the transition smoother than expected.
‘Battleground’, Black Country Boxing’s four-fight event on February 17th, is sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall. It will see Foster feature alongside Halesowen’s explosive super middleweight Lennox Clarke, West Bromwich’s professional debutant Josh Stokes and Swadlincote super-lightweight, Connor Parker, at Walsall Football Club’s Banks’s Stadium.