Tyrone Nurse defends his British light-welterweight title against Hull’s Tommy Coyle at the Leeds Arena.
It’s a potential gateway to a World title shot for the 26-year-old Huddersfield champion, who is in the best shape of his life.
Trainer Chris Aston is confident Nurse has the attributes to outgun Coyle on the big Josh Warrington bill and retain the Lonsdale Belt.
So here’s all you need to know about the fight.
When and where can you see the action?
If you are not one of the lucky ones with a ticket to the First Direct Arena in Leeds, don’t despair.
Sky Sports 1 are showing the bill live from 8.30pm on Saturday night.
There’s red-button action before that too, with 15 fights scheduled from late afternoon all the way into the dark hours.
Nurse v Coyle is schuduled to be the first live fight shown by Sky at around 8.30.
What sort of challenge does Tyrone Nurse face?
Tommy Coyle is fighting at light-welterweight (also known as super-lightweight) for only the second time and bidding to become Hull’s first British champion.
He is 26, like Nurse, and known as Boom Boom in the game because of the ferocity of his punching in the lightweight division.
Coyle has won the IBF International lightweight title but lost against Luke Campbell when going for the vacant WBC International lightweight crown in their home city.
He has since beaten Spanish-based Nicaraguan Reynaldo Mora on points back in May, to take his career pro record to 22 wins and three defeats.
What’s the betting?
Nurse, who has had his best training camp ever at Linthwaite’s Northern Fitness Gym, is in ideal shape and the odds reflect that.
Punters have weighed in with cash and Nurse is a 1/4 favourite with a number of companies, including Betfred and Paddy Power.
Coyle is around the 10/3 mark to pull of a shock victory – he was given victory over Nurse in a disputed amateur bout in Hull a decade ago – but most fans are sticking with Nurse.
A poll run by Sky revealed 65% of fans are backing Nurse to win, with 34% in the Coyle corner.
The other 1% are fancying a draw, which is around a 20/1 shot.
What’s at stake for Nurse?
Victory would put the classy former Newsome High student just one defence away from owning the Lonsdale Belt outright – which would be a fantastic achievement.
Jack Catterall would be the mandatory challenger, but Nurse is also keen to avenge his defeat by Dave Ryan.
The big carrot, however, would be a shot at the WBA World light-welterweight title which Ricky Burns won against Michele Di Rocco in Glasgow in May.
What has Coyle said?
“I feel brilliant at Super-Lightweight. I’ve been 9st 9lbs since I was 16 years old. When Tyrone and I boxed as amateurs, I was 9st 9lbs then – and that was 10 years ago.
“That extra five pounds on fight night is going to be a huge difference. I don’t have to take it off in the last week so I think I will be a completely different animal, and you’ll see the difference in the fight.
“It’s the prettiest belt out there and it’s every young fighter’s dream to fight for the British belt. It holds a lot of credibility and I’m really excited to be fighting for it, so I’ll be leaving everything in the ring.”
What has Nurse said?
“I’m feeling really good, but I’m always confident and I think it will be a cracking fight between me and Tommy,
“I think our styles are going to gel well, and whether we decide to box or decide to go to war I think it will turn out a really good fight either way.
“I was already fit coming in to camp, because I basically had only a week off after my last fight. Everything has gone well.”
What the Sky pundits say?
“Nurse will be making the second defence of his British super-lightweight title against Coyle and the fight looks to be a fascinating match-up of styles.
“While Nurse is tall, rangey and a slick boxer, Coyle - having moved up from lightweight - is the much smaller man who will look to dictate the pace and get on the inside of his opponent from the off.
“Huddersfield’s Nurse is starting to look like the real deal, improving with every performance and many are predicting him to go well beyond domestic level.
“The 26-year-old most recently stopped Scottish veteran Willie Limond in the ninth round of their contest in May, having previously won the British belt by outpointing Chris Jenkins last November.
“In Coyle, though, he faces a new challenge and a fighter who has a never-say-die attitude.
“The fight promises to be exciting, it is just a question of whose style will eventually prevail.”
What Nurse’s trainer Chris Aston says?
“Tommy Coyle was outboxing Derry Matthews, which takes some doing, before walking into a shot.
“He has knocked out one or two good kids like Michael Katsidis, so he obviously carries half a dig on him.
“But technically, is he good enough to outbox Tyrone – I don’t think so. Is he big enough to outfight Tyrone – I don’t think so.
“Tyrone is probably the biggest in the 10st division, physically tall and strong, and while Tommy Coyle brings a lot to the table against an average fighter, Tyrone isn’t an average fighter, he’s the best in Europe.
“Whether Tommy Coyle tries to outbox Tyrone or outfight Tyrone, there is only going to be one winner and that’s Tyrone Nurse.”