Wayne Elcock's WBF International middleweight title fight with Andy Halder next month has been sanctioned as an official world title eliminator.

The former WBU world champion from Birmingham continues his comeback against Coventry's Andy Halder at the ICC on September 8.

The 32-year-old already knows he is next in line for a shot at the British title and may decide to spurn the advances of the WBF.

Elcock is desperate to win the British title and holding the WBF world title would rule him out of the running.

It is my understanding that Elcock's trainers have already met with Scott Dann's promoter to thrash out any potential meeting between the two fighters.

Dann, who beat Elcock last year, is currently recuperating from a car crash and is set to defend his British title against Richard Williams next month. The fight has already been postponed once and if Dann is unable to defend the likelihood is that he will be stripped of the title. That would leave Elcock in prime position to meet Williams, with Birmingham the likely destination for any bout.

Elcock is set for a busy schedule as contracts have been signed to meet Coventry's English middleweight champion, Steve Bendall, on November 30 at the Aston Villa Leisure Centre.

Providing Elcock can overcome Halder, it gives him the opportunity to add another title to his roster and cement his place as the No 1 middleweight in the West Midlands.

Meanwhile, there are strong rumours that Young Mutley's next outing could be for the European light-welterweight title.

The West Bromwich pugilist lost his British welterweight title in June during a pulsating encounter with Kevin Anderson. The fight was filmed live across satellite television, however, and Sky are keen to showcase his talent once again.

The proposed bout, with Italian champion Giorgio Marinelli would mean Mutley dropping down to light-welterweight once again. It would put him on the map, though, should he end Marinelli's unbeaten record, and possibly open even bigger doors for him.

The fight has yet to be confirmed but Mutley's camp are acutely aware that their man needs high-profile fights to maintain his enthusiasm.

Ladywood's Terry Adams is, however, definitely fighting Telford's Mark Lloyd for the vacant British Masters light-middleweight title.

The bout takes place at Wolverhampton's Dunstall Park on September 1 as professional boxing returns to Wolverhampton.

Adams' form has dipped since losing to Burton's Matt Galer for the Midland Area title and he will need to recapture his old spark if he is to trouble the unbeaten Lloyd.

Galer makes the first defence of his Midland Area title against Birmingham's Simon Sherrington on September 16 at the Burton Leisure Centre.