The Reebok Stadium in Bolton will stage a prizefighter event next month, and all the fighters on the bill are former rugby league players, including former St Helens captain Paul Sculthorpe.
Wigan legend Mick Cassidy will also be stepping into the ring along with former Super League stars including Keith Senior and Ian Sibbit.
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.