Age is but a number for Nadeem Siddique.

The 36-year-old ends his five-year exile from the ring tonight at Bowlers in Manchester.

'Sid' explained: "My last fight was in June 2009, when I injured my back, and then I was involved in a car accident in March 2012, which set me back – in fact, I am lucky to even be here.

"But I am focused – I have even switched off my mobile phone to help me. I have been getting ready for this fight since February last year and I feel I still have a title in me, so I am very excited.

"I have been to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for a training camp with Sheffield's Kell Brook (IBF welterweight contender) and Kid Galahad (British, European and Commonwealth super bantamweight champion), and they have been a great help."

'Sid' added: I will be fighting at 10st 5lb and have sold about 400 tickets to my fans, but I have already have two fights lined up at 10st – on July 26 on the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora undercard, and September 27 on the Channel 5 Kid Galahad show."

Supporters who cannot see the action in the flesh in Manchester tonight can watch via the internet by downloading the Dave Coldwell TV app for free.