JORDAN Flynn completes his long road back to the ring this weekend.

The Cowley boxer takes on Derbyshire’s Lee Connelly at The Deco Theatre in Northampton on Sunday, with a sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 people expected.

Flynn has won both his professional bouts, the most recent coming behind closed doors against Jamie Quinn in September 2020.

Since then, the Oxfordshire fighter has had knee surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in sparring.

It means Flynn has not competed in front of a crowd since December 2019, but with 300 fans set to attend he cannot wait to return to the ring.

“I’m excited to hear the atmosphere on fight night,” he said.

“Hopefully I can get at least two or three fights in before the end of the year, which will set me up nicely to have a big year.

“I’m excited to get the ball rolling on October 10, people haven’t seen half of what I’m about yet.

“We’ve got some big nights to look forward to in the future.”

Flynn has been pushed hard by trainer Kevin Mitchell, with up to three sessions each day from Monday to Friday.

His is one of seven fights on Sunday, with the action getting under way at 4.30pm.

RISING star Sky Smith has won her second schoolgirl title.

The Berinsfield ABC teenager boxed superbly in Newcastle, issuing two standing counts along the way.

The 63kg 14-year-old is now looking forward to being on the England Boxing development pathway.