Dylan Norman is under new management and ready to resume his efforts to make a splash in the lightweight division.
He will next step through the ropes when BCB Promotions are back at the Hangar Events Venue, in Wolverhampton, on the Friday evening of July 22.
It’s his first fight with Wayne Elcock in his corner, as both manager and coach, after parting company with previous trainer Malcolm Melvin.
Ex-pro Elcock is passing on a wealth of experience having won English, British and WBU world middleweight titles, during his own career.
Norman’s pro journey began in June of last year, boxing in the car park at the Sheffield Arena, with restrictions still in place due to the pandemic.
He tackled fellow debutant Jahfieus Faure in a hard-fought contest, which went his way by a round at the final bell, after four rounds. The scoreline was 39-38.
The 22-year-old, from Knowle near Solihull, is still relatively short on experience, with just seven bouts at amateur level, for Acocks Green Boxing Club, five of them victories.
He said: “I’m looking forward to getting out there and showing people what I can do. People might think the fire has gone, but the flames have never been higher.
“My training camp couldn’t have gone better, my knowledge of the sport has improved and a lot of that is down to Wayne (Elcock). I can’t thank him enough.
“I used to be with Malcolm (Melvin), he’s a great trainer and we haven’t fallen out. It was a mutual decision between us and it was made so we could both move forward.
“I’ve suffered with depression and, for a while, I went off the rails, but I had great support from my girlfriend, Katie, and then I met Wayne.
“I messaged him out of the blue and when I got back into the gym, I felt like I was at home. Wayne has helped me out massively.
“My debut wasn’t my best performance, but it was a bit unheard of to have two debutants boxing each other. We both wanted to win and went for it.
“I got cut, too, under my left eye, from a clash of heads, so it was all going on! It was a big platform and an amazing experience, so I was pleased to get the win.
“I waited three years to make my pro debut (because of the pandemic) and it’s been a year since I last boxed so, after this one, I’ll looking to get straight back out again.”
Tickets for the Hangar bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, from the BCB Box Office by calling 07493 582 261 or visiting myfighttickets.com.