Birmingham could have two British champions by the end of May as the boxing renaissance threatens to gather pace.
Frankie Gavin and Don Broadhurst's brace of gold medals in Melbourne has reignited the public's interest in boxing and Young Mutley and Matthew Macklin aim to build on that.
West Bromwich-born Mutley (20 wins, one defeat), who won the British welterweight title in January against Michael Jennings, will make his first defence against Kevin Anderson at the Aston Events Centre on May 19.
It is a real coup for Mutley and his manager, Errol Johnson, as they beat off competition from Scottish tycoon Tommy Gilmour for the purse bid.
Mutley, impressive with his split-decision victory over Jennings, faces the biggest challenge of his career.
The hard-punching Anderson has an unbeaten record (16-0) and holds the Commonwealth title, which will also be on the line.
Mutley was in the audience this month to see Anderson retain his Commonwealth title by knocking out Craig Dickson.
Macklin's opportunity of landing the British light-middleweight title from Jamie Moore has been switched to May 5 at the Altrincham Leisure Centre.
Macklin (16-1) enjoyed a sensational 2005, recoding four successive wins, but Moore (23-3) is a dangerous customer with vast experience and will want to produce the goods for new promoter Frank Maloney.
* The Midland Counties Junior ABA finals will be held at Lea Hall Social Club on Sunday. This tournament, in which Macklin, Mutley, Gavin and Broadhurst once plied their trade, is open to the public. An incredible 27 bouts are on offer and admission is £6 (£3 concessions). ..SUPL: