Global boxing promotion – Probellum is all, but ready to host its first UK show of the year at the Utilita Arena on Friday, March 25 in Newcastle.

The event will jointly be headlined by local fighters Lewis Ritson, Troy Williamson and Thomas Patrick Ward, with the hugely talented duo Pat McCormack and Ben Rees set to make their professional debuts.

The upcoming event features some of British boxing’s biggest and brightest talents, with tickets available to purchase via Ticketmaster from today [Friday January 28].

Newcastle-born Ritson [22-2, 13 knockouts] will be back in action after defeating Christian Uruzquieta with a brilliant performance in December. This time around he faces Dejan Zlaticanin [24-3, 16 knockouts], an experienced Serbian fighter.

Having signed to Probellum last month, Williamson [17-0-1, 13 knockouts], from Darlington, aims to maintain his unbeaten record in what will be the first defence of his British super-welterweight title, which he secured courtesy of an eye-catching knockout victory over British fighter Ted Cheeseman in October 2021.

The undefeated Ward [31-0-1, 4 knockouts], from County Durham, produced a dominant display against Venezuelan Leonardo Padilla in his most recent contest to move one step closer to a deserved world title shot.

The event will also see McCormack and Rees, both local fighters who recently signed to Probellum, make their hotly anticipated professional debuts following brilliant careers at amateur level, with McCormack winning a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Rees a five-time national champion.

Fellow Probellum fighter and rising star Dickinson [2-0, 1 knockout] will be looking to build on an impressive start to his professional career under the guidance of world-leading coach Ben Davison when he returns to the ring at the Utilita Arena.

Probellum’s elite stable includes Nonito Donaire, Lee McGregor, Donnie Nietes, Troy Williamson, Dina Thorslund, Muhammad Waseem, O’Shaquie Foster, Will Cawley, Mark Dickinson and Pat and Luke McCormack.