Shannon Courtenay has been given her wish of contesting a world title this year, after it was announced she would face Rachel Ball in a rematch.

The winner of the fight, which will take place on Saturday April 10 as part of the undercard for the Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas fight, will claim the vacant World Boxing Association World Female Bantamweight title.

Courtenay suffered the only defeat of her professional career to Ball in August last year in a fight decided by a contentious points decision.

However she has since gone on to recover from that defeat with an emphatic knockout victory over Dorota Norek.

Last month the 'Baby Face Assassin' told the Watford Observer that she had her eye on a title fight this year and had continued training after the Norek fight to make sure she is in the best shape possible this year.

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As part of the build up for her title challenge, Courtenay will also be fighting a yet-to-be-named opponent on the undercard of the fight between Josh Warrington and Mexico’s Mauricio Lara, who will go head-to-head on Saturday, February 13.

A venue for both fights has yet to be decided, but Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told the Costello and Bunce BBC boxing podcast that options were being considered.

"It's quite strange to announce a line up of shows and we haven't even got a venue," said Hearn. "But this is the world we live in at the moment.

"We've got about three or four options at the moment, but a lot depends on where the board are comfortable.

"I believe we will be in London and we could well return to Wembley arena."