A LONG-AWAITED return to boxing action will finally be over for Paul Archer as he steps back into the ring on April 9.
This time around the youngster will face Bob Urry from Hull after a five month wait.
Archer goes back to The Rainton Meadows Arena, in Houghton, with good memories after defeating Kristian Laight there back in December.
Frank Maloney will promote the Sky Sports fight and Paul will again be looking to impress his employer.
Trained by England coach Dave Binns at Peterlee’s East Durham and Houghall College, the Easington Colliery boxer will be more than prepared for the outing.
He said: “There is a long time to go, but I am already preparing for it.
“Dave is one of the best coaches around and knows exactly how to get me ready for it.
“Now it’s just a case of some strength training in the gym and I can’t wait for the fight.”
Last time out Archer won comfortably on points (40-36) against journeyman Laight, who now has more than 100 bouts to his name.
This time there are only three professional bouts opponents and Paul knows what is required.
He said: “This time is completely different to the Kristian Laight fight.
“I will be going in with a different game plan completely, but I know I have to work him hard.
“There’s loads of fitness work ahead because I want to wear him down, beat him on work-rate, get in and get out.
“I won’t let him have any space. He’s a tall lad so I will have to stick on him and make sure he knows I’m there to win.”