SALE boxer Sam Hyde will step back into the ring on Friday.

Coming off the back of an impressive win against Blaise Mendouo last October, he will take on Tomislav Rudan of Croatia.

Promoted by James Lindemann of Professional Boxing Entertainment, 'St Patrick's Day Showdown' is taking place at The B.E.C Arena in Trafford Park.

Sam, who is unbeaten in nine fights, will be looking to really put in an excellent performance, in front of his growing army of fans. He is looking for a win that will then set him up for a shot at the IBF World Youth Cruiserweight title on June 3.

The event is being broadcast live by the hugely popular Unilad and two-time world champion and acclaimed pundit, Paulie Malignaggi, is flying in from New York to do the commentary.

After the boxing finishes, attendees will move into another room for the after party.

Limited tickets will be available on the night at the box office priced at £40.