British light-welterweight Jack Catterall will continue his quest to become a world champion later this year when he faces three-weight world champion Jorge Linares - here's everything you need to know ahead of the bout.
Catterall will return to the ring for the first time since May and a win could put him in a prime position for a crack at another world title shot.
The Lancashire fighter last challenged for world honours in February 2022 and was handed a controversial points loss to Scotland's Josh Taylor.
Linares has held world titles at featherweight, super-featherweight and lightweight but, at 38, he is coming to the end of his career.
Jack Catterall and Jorge Linares will meet on Saturday 21st October, with Linares fighting in the UK for the first time since 2017.
The bout is scheduled to get underway at around 22:00, but that is dependent upon the duration of the undercard fights.
Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena will host Catterall's clash with Linares in October. Catterall last fought at the venue in 2015 and it will be the third time he has competed at the famous arena.
Linares will fight in Liverpool for the first time, with his previous outings in the UK taking place in London and Manchester.
The fight will be streamed on DAZN in over 200 countries around the world, but a subscription is needed for the service.
Yes, Catterall will defend his WBA Inter-Continental Super lightweight title, which he won in May.
The Chorley fighter beat Darragh Foley on points to claim the title and he will want to defend his strap in order to boost his chances of winning a world title.
Catterall is the overwhelming favourite for the fight in October, available at 1/9. Despite never winning world honours, many believe Catterall should have been crowned a world champion in 2022 and, at those odds, he is expected to cruise to victory.
28-1 (13 KOs)
Catterall has enjoyed a solid career so far, winning 27 of his 28 fights since turning professional in 2012.
While he is not known for his "one-punch knockout power", Catterall has caused plenty of problems for fighters as a southpaw.
He has secured 13 knockout wins so far and his biggest wins have come against Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies, who he beat on points.
His sole defeat came against Josh Taylor in February 2022, but many experts and ringside viewers were stunned to see the Scot given the decision.
Catterall appealed the decision and he continues to search for a rematch, although Taylor has vacated and now moved up a weight division.
47-8 (29 KOs)
Linares is vastly experienced at the highest level and he will not be unsettled by Catterall at any point during the build-up.
He made his debut in Japan, where he resides, in 2002, and won his first seven fights in Asia.
Linares did not make a name for himself until 2007 when he stopped Oscar Larios in Las Vegas to win the WBC world featherweight crown.
He defended that title three times before losing by knockout to Juan Salgado Zambrano.
After several setbacks, Linares stunned Londoner Kevin Mitchell in 2015 to win the WBC world lightweight crown, while he has also beaten Anthony Crolla twice and former Olympian Luke Campbell.
Linares has since shared a ring with Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko and American Devin Haney, but he has lost three on the bounce and needs to get back to winning ways, as another defeat could spell the end of his career.
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