Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will bid for a ranking title later this month in the UK.
The Islandeady man has signed to fight emerging talent Dalton Smith.
The 31-year-old will fight Smith on the undercard of Kiko Martinez’s IBF super featherweight defence against Josh Warrington on the 26th of March.
The European Championship medal winner will get the chance to claim a career progressing title, as Smith’s WBC ranking belt will be on the line.
The fight was officially announced for 10 rounds at light welterweight.
Moylette has fought once since his Castlebar defeat to Christian Uruzquietain in December of 2019 and pandemic ruined a number of fight dates, including a potential Paddy’s Day clash with Larry Fryers in New York.
Moylette had offered to fight Jake Hanney on the now postponed Celtic Clash 13 bill but, he now has a Matchroom breakthrough chance.
Smith has made an impressive start to his pro career, boasting seven knockouts from nine career wins, with his last coming against opponents with winning records.
25-year-old ‘Thunder’ has also picked up the English title and the WBA International title before he even had 10 fights.