28 year-old Charr becomes the second fighter in two days to be confirmed for the huge Sky Sports Box Office undercard next month following Irish middleweight Andy Lee’s announcement of his involvement last night.
Lebanon-born Charr, who is now based in Germany, was initially pencilled in for a clash with headliner Haye over the summer – although a combination of a hand injury and the lure of a big-money bout with Fury put paid to that idea.
The ‘Diamond Boy’ will now make a defence of his WBC International Silver title in the North-West of England, with the possibility of a fight against the winner of the main event now a distinct possibility in the future.
That would depend on the availability of the world title holding Klitschko brothers as WBC king Vitali fights sparingly whilst mixing fighting with politics, and younger sibling Wladimir has a long list of suitors through holding four championships.
If Vitali makes his mandatory defence of his green belt against Bermane Stiverne later this year, that could leave the winner of Haye v Fury to face Charr for the right to battle ‘Dr. Ironfist’ in the summer of 2014, but that would be barring an imminent retirement decision from the 42 year-old Ukrainian.
The massive British night of boxing is beginning to take shape following these two additions to the card. With Hughie Fury confirmed and the likes of Kid Galahad and Chris Eubank Jr. all set to feature if given the green light by co-promoters Hennessy Sports, up to six fights could already be finalised for Manchester as things currently stand.