Miles Shinkwin will face Joel McIntyre for the third time tonight for the vacant English light heavyweight title.

The Bushey boxer was originally scheduled to take on McIntyre on September 15 but he was forced to postpone a fight, for the first time in his career, after suffering a hand injury.

However Shinkwin gets the chance to claim a second victory over his opponent when they clash at York Hall.

The first bout between the fighters took place four years ago in Bethnal Green with Shinkwin winning on points after 10 rounds.

But McIntyre claimed victory in their 2016 rematch in Portsmouth in a unanimous decision.

Both boxers will have a chance to settle the score and secure a decisive victory in the trilogy bout this weekend with a title on the line.

It is a big opportunity for 30-year-old Shinkwin after losing his last two fights which took his record to 14 wins and four defeats.

He suffered a TKO defeat to Liam Conroy in his last bout in March and will hope the extra time off, following September’s postponement, can help him overcome McIntyre for a second time.

Shinkwin tweeted: “This fight was first announced 16 odd weeks ago. It’s been long, frustrating and grueling but it’ll all of been worth it. I hope you can all be there, it’s going to be some night.”