French contender Souleymane Cissokho will meet Kieron Conway in a super-welterweight 10-rounder on the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev undercard on December 12.
Cissokho (11-0, 7 KOs) won Olympic bronze at the 2016 Rio Games before joining the pro ranks in 2017 and later signing to Joshua’s 258 Management and Matchroom Boxing. Northampton’s Conway (15-1-1, 3 KOs) defeated Navid Mansouri on points last time out at Fight Camp.
“I’m very excited to get back in the ring as part of a huge card on December 12,” said Cissokho. “It has been a difficult year for everyone and I am itching to fight. I cant wait to put on a show and showcase my skills in the UK for the first time. It’s a dream come true to be able to perform for the British public.
“Thank you to my team at 258 Management and Matchroom for working to get me this opportunity. Training camp has been tough but I am ready to go 100%.”
Conway added: “I’m looking forward to this fight massively. It’s another big fight for me, another big challenge and another big win. Being on this show is huge. There’s going to be massive viewing figures and I’m excited to be part of the whole thing.
“I know Cissokho was a very good amateur, and I know he’s skilful, but I’m looking forward to showcasing my own skills and showing more of what I’m about.
“He hasn’t fought for a while, so it could be an advantage for me. Being out the ring for a year does nobody any favours but we will see on fight night, either way I’m looking to dominate. After this fight, I’d expect more big fights and for people to not overlook me anymore.”