It was announced today that Matthew Macklin will fight in Dublin on the 30th of August at the national Stadium.
He will face Jorge Sebastien Heiland, in a WBC eliminator, with the winner getting a title shot against World Champion Miguel Cotto.
Should Macklin win, it would be his third World title fight.
Macklin is ranked at nine in the division and is chomping at the bit to get back into the ring and has set his sights on a showdown with Cotto.
“For the last few years now all my fights have been in the US and while it’s been great having big fights in New York and Las Vegas I’ve definitely missed fighting at home,” said Macklin. “There’s a huge appetite among boxing fans to see big time boxing back in Dublin and there’s no atmosphere in the world like an Irish fight night. I know that Eddie can deliver the big fights for me in Dublin so it’s a very exciting time for me."