Naseem Hamed will make the first defence of his World Organisation featherweight title on the same day that Frank Bruno defends his world heavyweight title.
Hamed, who has recovered from a hand injury, will fight the Austrian- based Nigerian Said Laval at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow on Saturday 16 March, - the same night as Bruno's fight against Mike Tyson in Las Vegas.
There was a possibility of Hamed fighting on the Bruno-Tyson bill, but he prefers this arrangement. He said: "I like to be the main attraction."
It will be six months since Hamed last fought, when he took the title from Steve Robinson in Cardiff. A hand injury has put something of a cloud over Hamed since then, with two dates for a defence against the Mexican Arnulfo Caspillo being postponed.
Hamed, who will be 22 next week, said: "My hand will be fine for March, it will be perfect. I decided against going for an operation and went for a cortisone injection instead. I'm hitting the bag with no pain, although I've not started sparring yet."Reuse content