Ilkeston’s Kyle Hughes will be one of six of the Midlands top contestents at the Central England Middleweight Challenge.
The Trinity Boxing Club captain will go toe-to-toe with the other five fighters over the coming weeks before four make it through to a semi-final and ultimately a final in the new year.
In a competition that draws parrellels with the Super Six, it is the first of its kind to be contested in English amateur boxing and follows on from the successful professional series.
Some of the biggest names in the world of boxing competed in the pro event, including former world champion Carl Froch - the Nottingham man who went on to box in front of 80,000 people at Wembley.
Central England will be a demanding and challenging event which will see points awarded for each win in the preliminaries plus bonus points for stoppage or knock out victories.
“This is a very exciting project for amateur boxers to be involved in and Kyle is very proud to be recognised and asked to take part in the event,” said Trinity club colleague Scott Rafferty.
“Kyle’s first fight in this event will be on December 3 at the Cannock Bar Sport. Good luck Kyle from all your Trinity team-mates!”