Walsall's Martin Gethin returns to the ring

Walsall's British lightweight champion Martin Gethin returns to the ring when he takes on Derry Mathews next month.

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The pair will clash for the vacant WBA intercontinental lightweight crown in Mathews’ home-town of Liverpool on May 10.

After losing to Panama’s Ammeth Diaz in an IBF world title eliminator last May, the fight represents a chance for Gethin to get back on track.

But he knows Mathews, himself a former British and Commonwealth champion, will not be an easy opponent on fight night.

Gethin, who takes on Mathews at Liverpool Olympia, said: "This is a big fight for me."