Jono Carroll 14-0 finally has an opponent for his bout on Saturday 18th after Declan Geraghty was forced to withdraw through injury.
Mexican Humberto de Santiago (15-4-1) has answered the call and the pair will clash for the IBF strap and a top-15 world ranking this weekend, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.
“I was gutted to hear Deco pulled out, but I wasn’t too surprised,” said Carroll on his MTK stablemate and rival. “I never really thought he wanted the fight anyway.”
“But I’m buzzing to get another opponent sorted and to have the intercontinental title on the line. It’ll help me jump up the rankings and get closer to that ultimate prize. I want a world title and this is just another rung on the ladder I have to climb.”
It might be the fight that fans wanted after huge anticipation for the rematch with Declan Geraghty, but fight fans will get to see Jono in action and hopefully he can put a few tough weeks behind him and claim a top 15 world ranking ahead of what promises to be a huge 2018 for the talented super-featherweight