Mussab Abubaker is planning to ramp up the rounds as his pro grounding continues.
He will step through the ropes when BCB Promotions are at the Willows (Bath Street), in Willenhall, as part of a Sunday afternoon show on March 27.
His sixth paid outing comes after five pro victories, all four-rounders, but he’s only boxed once since the pandemic, which netted him his first early finish.
Opponent Kristian Marrey was forced to retire, with an arm injury, after just two rounds of their bout in December, Abubaker’s first in nearly two years.
‘Breaker’ has passed four years as a pro, debuting in late 2017 with a lively affair against Danny Little, dropping and outpointing him through a 39-37 scoreline.
The 29-year-old Brummie, from Small Heath, only featured once in 2018, a landslide 40-36 points success over Paul Cummings, three months before tragedy struck that May.
His brother, Abdul Rahman Abubaker, was gunned down at a street barbeque in Highgate, Birmingham, and later died from being shot in the chest. He was just 24.
Abubaker notched two more 40-36 points whitewashes, during 2019, at the expense of Dale Arrowsmith and Scott Williams, and remains unbeaten in the super welterweight division.
He said: “It will be good to get back in there again, I’ve had a decent camp and I just wanted to get a fight in before Ramadan, so I could kickstart the year.
“I want to get a bit of momentum going and I’m hoping this will be my last four-rounder, before I make the step up to six or maybe even eight rounds.
“I’m learning, because I didn’t have much experience before turning pro (two unlicensed bouts, both wins), and I’ve been practising on pacing myself, rather than rushing in.
“It’s a good time to get myself going again, this is another goal to hit and I could do with all four rounds. My last one ended far too quickly.
“I’m normally been a slow starter, but I felt like I was catching him. I don’t really know what happened, after that, all I knew is that the guy pulled out because he’d hurt himself.
“To have that two-year gap (because of the pandemic), before that, has made a lot of us feel like we are starting again, so I need to build my experience up quickly.
“I want to see how far boxing can take me and, of course, I’d love to go for a title one day, that would be very important to me.”
Tickets for the Willows bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.