GEORGE DAVEY will make his delayed return to the ring at the Oldham Leisure Centre on Saturday night.

Davey was originally scheduled to box at the same venue last Saturday but his contest was pushed back by seven days.

The undefeated York prospect, who boasts five wins and a draw from his first six professional fights, will take on middleweight Joe Hardy.

The Leeds fighter has lost two of his three pro contests since turning to the paid ranks in October and went six rounds with Halifax's Jabran Bilal last weekend, losing a 59-56 decision.

Davey will be seeking to get back to winning ways after drawing 57-57 with former Cameroon Olympian Serge Ambomo last time out in April at the Telford International Centre.

The 24-year-old, who is trained by York boxing legend Henry Wharton, a three-time former world title challenger in the 1990s, will take on Hardy over four rounds.

The Oldham card features a vacant Central Area female title fight between Bolton's Linzi Buczynskyj (2-1) and Hull's Chelsey Arnell (1-0-1), with the latter managed by York's Glenn Banks.

Unbeaten talents Reece Farnhill, Leon Willings, Billy Deniz, Ibrahim Nadim, James Albert, Ryszard Lewicki and Adam Sircar also star on the Frank Duffin promotion, along with debutant Jasmina Zapotoczna and Liverpool's 11-2 Brian Phillips.

Doors for the show open at 5.30pm, with boxing commencing at 6pm. Tickets begin at £40.