Askam heavyweight Lee Kellett is in line for a world title shot if he wins his 'Homecoming' bout at Hoops Basketball Centre in Barrow.

Kellett, who recently suffered the disappointment of having a planned fight with Danny Williams cancelled, will be up against Ghanaian Isaac Paakwesi Ankrah for the PBC International and Commonwealth titles on August 24, as he fights on his home turf for the first time.

Should the 40-year-old be successful, he could be up for either the PBC or WBU World Championship, as his manager Lee McAllister, who is fighting on the card as well, looks to bring him some belated success in his career.

McAllister said: "If everyone in his home crowd gets behind him, there will be a world title fight next for Lee Kellett if he wins this fight. I've been told that if he beats this lad, he'll go right up in the ratings and he'll be getting a world title fight in his hometown."

"Lee is one of these guys who has never ducked anyone and he had never shied away. He's fought on the road and he's never had the pleasure of fighting in his home town and having his home crowd behind him.

"For me, Lee Kellett is an underachiever in boxing, whether it be at cruiserweight or at heavyweight. He could have done a lot better with his career if he'd had someone guiding him.

We've been working really hard with him as he's been up training in Scotland getting some of the ring rust off."

Kellett is part of a show, promoted by Assassin Boxing, that also includes Barrow's Callum Pearson, another who will be fighting in front of his home crowd.

McAllister, who is from Aberdeen, will be looking to make another slice of history as he tries to become a five-weight champion when he faces off against Justice Addy for the PBC Commonwealth and International middleweight titles.

Last year, the Scot became the first lightweight champion to win a heavyweight title when he defeated Williams.