The last time Caoimhin Agyarko fought in his native Belfast it was just his fourth outing as a pro, appearing down the card at the Ulster Hall in 2019 when he out-pointed Paul Allison over six rounds.
It will be very different when he walks out at the SSE Arena on December 2 as he returns for a fight that can see full lift-off in his career.
In those four and a half years, the former Holy Trinity amateur has picked up WBA International titles at middleweight and then back down at light-middle, switched promoter from Frank Warren to Eddie Hearn, moved from head coach Al Smith to Joe McNally and endured an extremely frustrating period with injury, all the while improving to 13-0.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Caoimhin Agyarko vs Troy Williamson.
Date: Saturday, December 2.
Time: 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM GMT at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast, United Kingdom, which is 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
“This is a massive fight on a massive show, a big opportunity for me to fight back home and put on a great performance,” said Agyarko. “The last time back at home in 2019 was a long time ago, but I’m buzzing to be back home and in the SSE Arena.
“It first got mentioned to me about four or five weeks ago. I jumped at it straight away. It wasn’t even really mentioned to me, I just saw it mentioned by Eddie [Hearn] that he’d like the fight so I jumped at it and tried to push for it,” Williamson said. “If you want it, I’m here. Then I heard he didn’t fancy it so we moved on to other things. I had a few other opponents mentioned then he came back a few weeks later saying he fancied it.
“I haven’t got anything to bring to the table and I’m a hard fight for anybody so nobody’s going to risk fighting me. I’ve just had to stay patient and wait for an opportunity.
“He’s a very good fighter. I don’t think that he’s fought at the level I have but he’s young, he’s hungry and I’m expecting a good, tough fight.”