DANNY Whitaker will make his return to the ring when he fights an ex Anthony Joshua opponent on Saturday.

The Silsden brawler fights for the fifth time in a professional ring against Dorian Darch who was the fourth victim on now world heavyweight champion Joshua's knockout list back in2014.

The Welsh fighter has also fought British challengers Hughie Fury, Daniel Dubois and Dave Allen in his nine-year career.

Therefore, the 'Big Dawg' will be keen to add Darch's name on his record in the four rounder at the Colne Municipal Hall and gain his first knockout against a boxer who has been stopped on 10 previous occasions.

Whitaker had a brilliant finish to 2019 upsetting the odds by defeating the favourite in a televised tournament.

The 29-year-old outpointed the previously undefeated Jonathan Palata in Ultimate Boxxer 6 before meeting his match against eventually winner Nick Webb at the last four stage.

With the two bouts being broadcasted live on BT Sport, it provided Whitaker with great exposure which could prove vital as he aims to climb the domestic ladder in a division which is thriving on the UK scene.

Although, Whitaker is not competing with the creme of the crop just yet, a victory over Darch will present a solid platform for the heavyweight to build on, in what is set to be a busy 2020.