JACK Flatley returns to the scene of his thrilling title triumph when he makes his first defence next month.

Farnworth's 'Quiet Storm' won the English super-welterweight belt with a 10-round points win over Craig Morris in May.

Many ringside observers at the Bolton Whites Hotel rated the pulsating clash as their contest of the year as the fighter trained by Alex Matvienko at Elite Boxing got the nod on the judges' scorecards.

And Flatley, unbeaten in 16 fights with just one draw on his record, will be hoping to delight a home crowd once again when he returns to action on September 28.

The 24-year-old defends his English strap against Harry Scarff who will head to Bolton with plenty of ambition and looking to upset the odds.

The Derby man has won all seven of his fights, one victory coming by way of a knockout, but will be stepping up in class when he looks to upset the home favourite next month.

A packed Steve Wood VIP Boxing card also sees another Elite Boxing fighter in Mickey Ellison in action.

The 29-year-old from Darwen, who has won nine of 11 as a professional, faces Charlie Schofield in a fight that is acting as an eliminator for the English super-middleweight title.

Manchester's Schofield has won all 15 of his fights to date.

Elsewhere, Wigan duo James Moorcroft and Andrew Fleming and Oldham pair Andy Kremner and Aqib Fiaz are in action.

Fiaz, who has raced to 3-0 since turning professional at the start of the year, is rated as one of the top prospects in the North West and has impressed many senior fight figures.

The lightweight trains with former British and European light middleweight champion Jamie Moore at the VIP Gym in Astley and alongside Northern Irish great Carl Frampton, who is one of those to tip him for big things in the near future.

Stretford's Bradley Rea, Prestwich's Sean Ben Mulligan, Manchester's Jack Booth and Wigan's Rhiannon Dixon are also part of a bumper bill at the Whites Hotel.

For tickets, priced £35 for standard admission of £60 for ringside, contact Flatley on social media.

If you can't make it along on the night, the action will be shown live and free at vipboxing.tv.