Eric Donovan will face France's Khalil EI Hadri at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Saturday 24 September as he bids to land the vacant EU super-featherweight title.

The decorated amateur, who turned 37 last month, has won 15 of his 17 professional bouts since joining the paid ranks in 2016, with his only defeats coming against Zelpa Barrett and double Olympic gold medallist Robeisy Ramirez.

French national champion El Hadri boasts a 13-1 record.

Looking ahead to the Belfast blockbuster, Donovan said: "This is an incredible opportunity for me.

"I'm delighted and excited about the prospect of making a dream come true. It means the world to me to have this fight on Irish soil, where all of my family, friends and supporters can be there in person to make it an extra special occasion.

"It takes a team effort to make dreams come true and I can't thank the team involved enough – my manager Mark Dunlop, coach Pascal Collins and all the support team and sponsors, who without their help, this would not be possible."

Former European and WBC International cruiserweight champion Tommy McCarthy provides the main support on the undercard in his native city, with the full line-up yet to be revealed.