Liam Smith will be back between the ropes later this year as he looks to begin his assault on global glory again.
The former WBO super-welterweight champion was last in action in April when he stopped Jessie Vargas at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Smith is set to return on September 3, exclusively live on Sky Sports, at the M&S Bank Arena in his home city of Liverpool.
As confirmed by Boxxer, Hassan Mwakinyo (20-2, 14 KOs) will be in the opposite corner.
The Tanzanian will be familiar to British fans having travelled to Birmingham in April 2018 and shockingly stopped Sam Eggington inside two rounds.
‘Beefy’ secured the early finish in the 10th round of the pair’s showdown on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s undisputed lightweight title defence against Amanda Serrano.
Since then, the local fighter, who turned 34 on Wednesday, has changed promoter and broadcaster, leaving Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and DAZN in favour of inking a deal with Boxxer and having his fights screened on Sky Sports.
And now the Scouser is planning on the next stage of his career culminating in another shot at world honours in the stacked 154-pound division.
The last time Boxxer were at the venue was last November when Cori Gibbs won its Boxxer Series tournament in the super-lightweight division, outpointing local fighter Tom Farrell in the final via a three-round split decision.
Adam Azim, one of the most highly-regarded young fighters in recent years, will be back in action, fresh from his 66-second demolition of Anthony Loffett. The Shane McGuigan-trained talent, 20, will make the first defence of his WBC Youth Inter-Continental super-lightweight crown against an opponent to be confirmed, while British light-heavyweight champion Dan Azeez puts his title at stake against former holder Shakan Pitters and 2018 Commonwealth Games medallist John Docherty makes his maiden appearance under the Boxxer banner when he faces Brazilian danger man Diego Costa.
Paddy Lacey, who won inside the first minute last time out at the Arena back in April, will be back in action and he will be joined by Frankie Stringer, a gym-mate of Liam Smith, who fights for the second time as a pro and undefeated cruiserweight prospect Nathan Quarless.