The British Boxing Board of Control have named the next challenger for Jack Catterall’s British title.
Chorley’s Lord Lonsdale belt holder at super lightweight has been mandated to face Sunderland’s Commonwealth champion Glenn Foot before the end of July.
The 30-year-old from the North East, 22-3 as a professional, won his title by stopping the previously unbeaten Jason Easton in Glasgow earlier this month on Channel 5.
The contest is not set in stone though as Catterall could elect to try and continue his rise up the world rankings.
It would mean him vacating the British title however.
The 24-year-old southpaw, 19-0 with 10 victories inside the distance, is set to keep busy with a fight close to home at Preston’s Guild Hall on Saturday, March 31, in what will be his first outing under new trainer Jamie Moore.
Catterall is pencilled in to face Sheffield’s Nathan Hardy.
He is then slated to fight on the undercard of Lee Selby’s IBF World featherweight title defence against home favourite Josh Warrington at Leeds’ Elland Road Stadium on May 19.
Preparations for his date in Preston at the end of the month have included a stint out in Tenerife with Moore’s ever-expanding Manchester-based stable that includes Northern Irish star Carl Frampton and middleweight Martin Murray, who challenge Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO World title on April 14.