George Dryland returns to the ring next month when the Assassins Muay Thai Gym hold their final show of the year in Melton.
Dryland, known to his clubmates as Crazy Horse, returns after a two-year break from Thai boxing.
He takes on Spanish opponent Andy Reyes who trains near Malaga and is expected to be very fit for his international debut.
Despite the time away, the Assassins’ trainer Mark Barlow believes he still has a future in the sport.
“George is still young and I know he’s had a little time off, but I still think if he works hard he could go far in the sport.
“He has found it hard to get back into training because Muay Thai isn’t easy, it’s a tough sport if you want to fight.”
Tickets for the show, which takes place at the Market Tavern, in Scalford Road, are available from Nicko’s Fish Bar, the gym and any Assassins member.