Amir Khan’s brother Harry returns from three-year absence alongside Alexander Ustinov on Friday

Bantamweight Haroon Khan steps between the ropes on Friday night to resume his career for the first time since June 2014.

The newly-turned 26 year-old, who won bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is the younger brother of former world title holder Amir Khan.

Haroon initially turned pro on the back of his amateur success in 2013 and quickly raced to 5-0 in the space of fourteen months.

Since then, all has gone quiet from the Pakistani-born Briton, who is set to feature on VIP Boxing’s BoxNation-televised card at Bolton Whites Hotel.

Alongside Khan will be WBA-ranked heavyweight Alexander Ustinov, whose career has stalled in recent months ahead of a possible world title shot.

Promoter Steve Wood is pleased to put together such a strong card, which is headlined by super-featherweight star Zelfa Barrett.

“I’m delighted to be working with BoxNation on this card, and it’s great they will have their cameras at the show to showcase lots of young, British boxing talent,” said Wood.

“I’ve promoted and managed plenty of champions over the years, and I’m convinced that a number of the lads appearing on this show will be involved in future title fights.

“I’m looking forward to watching Russian Alexander Ustinov. This will be his first fight since December 2015, and fans might remember he was lined up as an opponent for Tyson Fury a while ago. He’s only lost once in 34 fights, to Kubrat Pulev, and has a win over former world champion David Tua, so he could well be in the world title picture after a couple more wins.

Tickets priced at £40 (general) and £60 (ringside) are available from, all boxers, and on the door on the evening. The show will be broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky 437/HD 490; Virgin 548; BT TV 415; Talk Talk 415; Freeview 255).