Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler will be making his first appearance in a boxing ring in seven months, when he faces tough Spaniard, Jorge Fortea, on March 20th in the super-welterweight division.

Fowler was due to face Fortea on 28th February, but the bout had to be rescheduled after Fowler tested positive for COVID-19

This will be his third fight under trainer, Shane McGuigan, after he split from Dave Caldwell.

Since the change, Fowler has looked like a different fighter. Calmer and more devastating.  This can be seen by his last two wins coming by way of technical knockout.

A win for Fowler could produce a rematch with domestic rival, Scott Fitzgerald – A matchup the Liverpool local hopes to avenge after a split decision loss the last time the two met.

Fitzgerald will be returning to the ring on 10th April, with an opponent yet to be named, as announced by promoter, Eddie Hearn, on iFL TV.

If the Fitzgerald rematch does not materialise, Fowler has his eyes set on a European title shot, which will see him make the transition from domestic fighter to European level.

Sergio Garcia would see a huge step up in level for Fowler, as he has held the European super-welterweight title since 2018. He is seen by many within boxing as a classy operator at European level and very much a fringe world level fighter.

Anthony Fowler has risen through the levels within boxing from being an amateur where he finished with a record of 190-19, to Commonwealth champion in the middleweight division, and now to eyeing up a potential European title shot.