JORDAN King is relishing his next “tear-up” as he prepares for a welcome return to the ring.
The exciting Hetton light-heavy makes his first appearance since last June when he boxes on the Colossal show at Houghton this Sunday.
King, with three straight wins under his belt, has been matched with experienced Stoke operator Mark Till over four rounds.
The 22-year-old is back home following a stint training in Sheffield.
“The sparring has been great and I feel good,” said King, who will be well backed at the Rainton Meadows Arena.
“I’m looking forward to getting back in there.
“I’ve done all right so far since going pro and hopefully I can step up a bit after another few wins.
“I think I’ll have between 100 and 150 people there on Sunday.
“I do like a bit of a tear-up so I hope I can put on a good show.”
Till though is unlikely to be pushed around.
Newcastle super-middleweight Andrew Buchanan could not take out the 27-year-old, from the Potteries, in Gateshead last month.
“I’ve not seen much of him, but he’s a strong kid,” said King, whose fan base has grown by at least one since his last bout after partner, Gemma, gave birth to son, Franky.
“I’m expecting a hard fight.”
Sunday’s headline fight is unbeaten Sunderland star Thomas Essomba’s fight with African Isaac Quaye for the International Masters bronze belt.
Promoter Phil Jeffries is featuring some of the region’s newest boxers.
Former leading world youth amateur Isaac Macleod has his second pro bout after winning his first by KO, while Seaham’s Jordan Ellison will be making his debut with a four rounder while there are six other bouts scheduled.
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