Dominic Felix still has his sights sets on area glory as he returns to action after over three years out of the ring.
His long-awaited comeback comes when BCB Promotions host their next show at the Park Inn Hotel, in Northampton town centre (Silver Street), on Friday February 24.
Felix is now an adopted son of Northampton, having moved there from neighbouring Milton Keynes, and trains at the town’s Team Shoe Box gym.
He still hasn’t engaged in competitive combat since joining up with Team Shoe Box, in September 2021, extending his absence even further.
The 43-year-old southpaw was closing in on contention for the Southern area light heavyweight title, after a six-round points success over Darrell Church in November 2019.
That moved his pro record to three wins, one loss and a draw, the latter stalemate coming against Daniel Borisov, on points, in 2017.
Felix has only ever been beaten, in the pro ranks, by Duane Sinclair, being stopped in six rounds, after jumping up to a 10-rounder, in 2018.
He’s outpointed Mitch Mitchell, Lewis van Poetsch and Church himself, with his attentions now switching to the Midlands version of the light heavyweight crown.
Felix said: “It really has been a frustrating time for me. I was looking at a Southern area title shot, when the pandemic happened, if I’d have got through an eliminator.
“I’d beaten Darrell Church, which was a big win for me, and we were looking at a rematch, that would have been the eliminator. I still haven’t boxed since.
“So 2020 turned out to be a write-off and there were no opportunities for me in 2021, then I had three fight dates last year that didn’t come off, for one reason or another.
“I changed coaches, from Barry (O’Connell) to James (Conway), so I’m at the Team Shoe Box gym now and living in Northampton. Most of my family are from there anyway.
“I still go to London for my personal training, which I can also do from home, as I’ve created a gym there. I consider myself to be a fitness fanatic, so it suits me.
“Changing postcode has thrown up the possibility of going for a Midlands title, which is vacant at light heavyweight and has been for years.
“To get my hands on that would be like a version of a world title to me. I know my level and I’m looking at success that I believe is achievable.
“I didn’t turn over until I was 37 and my pro career hasn’t got going yet. I still feel and train like I’m 35. It’s been a while (since his last fight), so let’s see what’s still there.”
Tickets for the Park Inn bill are available, priced at £40 for unreserved seating or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.