BRADFORD heavyweight Dan Garber looks to have finally got his big break in professional boxing, admitting a win next month would “change his life”.

Now in his late 30s, the southpaw has been summoned by famous Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, and is set to fight on the undercard of superstar Katie Taylor’s super-lightweight world title fight against Chantelle Cameron on November 25.

Irishwoman Taylor will have ferocious backing at the bout in Dublin, this rematch with Cameron giving her the chance to avenge her only professional defeat, which came against the Englishwoman in May.

Being part of the occasion will give Garber more money and exposure than ever before, and he told the T&A: “It’s going to be on one of the main TV slots (DAZN) and there should be about 25,000 fans there.

“Matchroom tried to get three Scottish fighters in before me so the bout could be for the Celtic title, but they all turned it down, a couple of them because they didn’t think they could beat my opponent.

“I actually qualify to box for that title though, as my grandad’s family come from County Mayo, but I’m not sure if I’ll be fighting for it or not.

“Either way, the exposure I’ll get is massive, to be on a show and stage like this.

“If I win it’ll change my life, as there’ll be further TV opportunities from it and other networks will offer me paydays too.

“For this fight alone, I’m getting 10 times more than I’ve ever been paid before. I don’t want to say the exact amount, but it’s a five-figure sum.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dan Garber will be fighting on an unprecedented scale for him.Dan Garber will be fighting on an unprecedented scale for him. (Image: UGC.)

Garber (5-1) has never fought outside of West Yorkshire before, so feels he deserves this big break.

He said: “In less than 12 months, I’ve gone from fighting at small hall shows in front of 500 people to this arena, so it’s a massive step up.

“I’ve slogged through to get here, selling tickets for shows in places like Leeds.

“I’ve had fighters pull out on me, or promoters pull shows if sales struggled and the event would no longer be financially viable.

“I could have just stayed fighting journeymen, and there are some good ones out there, but you get others who aren’t up to standard, which doesn’t stand you in good stead.

“For me, this is my second fight in a row now against an unbeaten boxer.”

Garber’s opponent in Dublin will be fellow southpaw Thomas Carty, an Irishman who is 6-0 in his professional career so far.

The Bradfordian also confirmed that due to this Matchroom call-up, he will no longer be fighting Joe Nakavulevu in Leeds the week before.

As for the Ireland fight, it represents a nice full circle moment for Garber.

He said: “We were visiting my grandad in Dublin late last year, and we were watching Katie’s fight against Karen Carabajal in a bar there.

“Twelve months later, I’m on a show with her, and there’s no better arena for me to be fighting in.

“She’s a superstar over there, so this is such a good opportunity in my career.

“Win, lose or draw, the fight gets my name out there.”

Garber is on the lookout for new sponsors too and can be contacted on 07805 153005.