Askam heavyweight Lee Kellett will be stepping into the ring with a man who knocked out Mike Tyson when he faces fellow veteran Danny Williams in Ayia Napa at the end of the month.

With Kellett approaching the end of his career, the 40-year-old now has a high-profile bout to look forward to, the first of its kind to take place in Cyprus.

It's 15 years since former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Williams, who is now 45, stunned the boxing world by knocking out former world champ Mike Tyson in the fourth round of their bout in Louisville.

Williams made his latest comeback from retirement earlier in the year after being defeated by Kellett's manager, Lee McAllister, for the WBU heavyweight title in Aberdeen last year, on a night where Kellett defeated Ryan Kilpatrick in the undercard.

Kellett is hoping the fight on June 29 will set him on the right road ahead of his home show at Hoops Basketball Centre in Barrow this August.

Kellett said: "To be honest, a lot of people feel like it shouldn't be going on, but it's going to be a good experience.

"I'm hoping that it is true what they say - that maybe his legs aren't there anymore and that he can't take it as well as he used to. We'll find out in a few weeks.

"I think people forget that I'm no spring chicken myself anymore. I'll keep going while I still can and everything, but it will be a good name to face as I try to end my career the way I want it to.

"Since I've got new management, I seem to have been getting better fights as I'm coming to towards the end, so it all seems to be falling into place now."

Barrow gym Flex Appeal have been there from the start for Kellett in terms of sponsorship, while physio Martin Williams and Patty Ryan have also played their part in funding him and getting him ready for this fight.

Watson's Boxing and Fitness in Ulverston, owned by former professional boxer Ryan Watson, have been allowing him to use their facilities for free and at times that suited him.

On the unusual venue for the fight, Kellett said: "I've boxed in Cyprus a couple of times before because they've got quite a big amateur background there and I boxed their amateur champion in Paphos, who's become quite a big star in UFC.

"They didn't actually have their own governing body in place for professionals, but they've just signed up to one now and this will be their first actual professional boxing show.

"It's good to be part of the first one, obviously, and hopefully it will be a success and they'll have a few more fights in Cyprus."