Andy Bell is back to face Jason ‘2 Smooth’ Booth in a ding dong between former champions in Barnsley next month.
Four years after his last fight, Bell, the former British super-flyweight champion from Doncaster, returns to meet Booth in a six-round fight in Barnsley on Friday, September 5.
Bell drifted away from the sport after four straight losses – and Booth also needs a win to get back in the mix after back-to-back losses to Lee Haskins and Ryan Farrag.
Booth has won major honours at three weights in his ring career – and the Nottingham veteran has been told he faces a fighter who has his desire back at the Metrodome.
Bell, who took the British 8st 3lbs belt from Chris Edwards more than six years ago, is now 29 years old and manager Matt Scriven, said: “Andy has spent the last couple of years working nine-to-five and that’s made him appreciate what he had when he was boxing.
“He wasn’t motivated before – and now he is.
“Andy was just messing around before – but he still had enough talent to win the British title.
“That’s how talented he is.
“He knows he hasn’t done himself justice yet and now he’s mature we’re going to see more from him.”
Scriven already has Bell pencilled in to top his show at Mansfield Civic Centre as the former hard-as-nails journeyman returns to boxing.
For the last three years, Scriven has been working in Iraq and has returned to Mansfield to reopen his Robin Hood gym.
Tickets for the show in Barnsley are available from 07833-995770.