Veteran boxer Christopher Shaka Henry is set to return to the boxing ring.
Henry, who has previously retired, will put on the gloves once again to take on the dangerous Edmond Wonder Boy DeClou of Guyana in a middleweight contest in Guyana on December 28.
The 10-round fight is being promoted by Hurry Up promotions in collaboration with Elton Bully and Pearl Vodka and will be held in the auditorium of the Sophia Exhibition Centre.
DeClou said he expected to defeat the St. Lucia-born Barbados fighter and noted that beating Henry would be a stepping stone in the right direction for his career.
The card is being billed as the Foreign Invasion and also expected to do battle is Shawn Terry Cox who comes up against Leon Gilkes in an eight-round rematch.
The return to the ring for Henry comes as somewhat of a surprise, even in a sport marked by frequent returns of aging fighters.
Henry, 39, over the past 18 months of inactivity in the professional ring, has concentrated on promoting fights as well as training up and coming boxing talent. He has a professional record of 24 wins and an equal number of defeats.
The main attraction on the card will see Elton Dharry putting his World Boxing Council Caribbean Boxing Federation bantamweight title on the line against Rudolph Cutting Edge Hedge of Jamaica
In the main supporting bout, Barbados-based Guyanese Revlon Lake will look to defend his national lightweight title against Guyanese Clive Atwell who is based in Dominica. (WG)††