FARNWORTH boxer Jack Flatley faces arguably the biggest test of his professional career when he challenges Kerman Lejarraga for the European Super-Welterweight title next month.

‘Quiet Storm’ Flatley will travel to Bilbao on Friday, December 3 to take on the new title holder in his home town in what will be his first defence of the belt he won by technical decision last time out against undefeated Frenchman Dylan Charrat, after an accidental clash of heads saw the bout stopped in round 10.

It will be a second fight after a near two-year absence for the 27-year-old Boltonian but one the ex-English champion can use to showcase his ability live on DAZN worldwide and to what is likely to be a packed Bilbao Arena.

Lejarraga, aged 29, has lost just two of 35 pro fights but Flatley has been beaten just the once in his 18 bouts - losing to Harry Scarff in 2019 to lose his English Super-Welterweight title.

Last time out, in September, he beat Peter Kramer on points after six rounds at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

“It’s great to see fighters going back to their hometown to headline a card and what a night of boxing we’ve got on our hands on December 3,” said Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith.

“Lejarraga vs. Flatley will be an all-out war, with a domestic title fight before and the likes of Hatton, Carmona and Alonso all looking to make statements to their division.”