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Shem Rock discovers next opponent! Liverpool star to take on bitter rival in OKTAGON stadium show

Liverpool's Shem Rock will return to action at the Eden Stadium in Prague on June 8 - his opponent is a familiar foe.

Last November, Rock was scheduled to take on Jaroslav Pokorny in Manchester but the fight was called off following a physical altercation at the weigh-in.

Weeks of heated trash talk culminated during fight week and the much-anticipated bout never went ahead.

The two men will finally get the chance to square off in Prague at OKTAGON 58 when the organisation heads to the home of Slavia Prague - with 28,000 fans expectd.

A dramatic encounter is on the cards as the bitter, personal rivalry has continued with tensions rising even further.

In his post-fight interview following a quick submission victory in Birmingham last month, Rock told the former police officer that he was willing to travel to the Czech Republic in order to settle their score. However, he warned this was his last chance to accept the fight.

Pokorný has answered the call and now both men will finally get their hands on each other inside Eden Stadium.

It's a script that only seems possible in the movies. A man who was on the run for ten years from the authorities for a crime he didn't commit going against a police officer.

The monumental card is headlined by ‘The Rematch of the Century’ where Karlos Vémola (36-8) puts his light heavyweight title on the line against Slovak legend, Attila Végh (33-9-2).

A second title fight features as middleweight champion, Patrik Kincl (28-10, 1NC), defends his belt against top prospect, Matěj Peňáz (9-1).

Two quarter finals in the €1 million Tipsport Gamechanger lightweight tournament also take place when Akonne Wanliss (8-2, 1NC) meets Mateusz Legierski (11-1) and Mago Machaev (14-1, 1NC) squares off with Acoidan Duque (20-4, 1NC).

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