The date has been set for Accrington Stanley chairman Ilyas Khan to face former heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon in a charity boxing bout.
Judgement Day is on Thursday, June 3, and the verbal sparring has already begun.
Khan, who will sport the club colours as he goes toe to toe with ‘Terrible Tim’, vowed: "I have entered into a strict training regime and I’m hoping to catch Witherspoon with his guard down."
Khan promised to fight for the club’s survival when the club faced a winding up order in October 2009, and the challenge was taken up by the veteran American heavyweight.
Bespectacled Khan, 47, has been warned hard to train hard and get himself in peak condition because one ‘flick’ will have him on the canvass, just like 38 of Witherspoon’s 69 pro opponents.
The charity fight night at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, has been arranged by Maree Boxing Promotions in aid of the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity and Accrington Stanley.
There will be a three-course meal, an auction of football and boxing memorabilia, a range of amateur boxing bouts prior to the main fight and end of season player awards.
The club website read: "Tickets are now on sale for the event from Accrington Stanley FC. We have one remaining VIP table for 10 people which will include champagne reception and canapes, bout sponsorship with all literature inclusions.
Your reception held in the VIP room will include private access to Tim Witherspoon and other celebrities.
For ticket information contact Neala Barker or Dan Warburton at the club on 0871 434 1968 or email email@example.com