Chorley boxer Michael Jennings is set to land a crack at the WBO welterweight title later in the year.

The 30-year-old WBU champion is being lined up to take on champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams in America on November 29.

Although the fight hasn’t been confirmed yet, Jennings’ promoter Frank Warren is confident he can make the match as the Chorley man, ranked number three by the WBO, is the mandatory challenger.

A unification bout with WBA champion Antonio Margarito or a fight with Luis Collazo has also been mooted.

But Jennings, who has been withdrawn from the bill at the MEN next month, believes he will finally get his crack at the big time.

He said: “I went to see Frank Warren and he said he could make it happen.

“It would be massive for me if we could get it signed and sealed and have a shot at fighting in America.

“It’s the thing I’ve worked so hard for and if Frank says he’s going to make it happen, he usually delivers, so I’m just waiting to hear now.”

Williams is one of the biggest draws in the United States and, standing at 6’1’’, is huge for a welterweight.

He won the WBO title against Sharmba Mitchell and beat Margarito in his first defence before dropping the title to Carlos Quintana in February this year - the first defeat of his pro career.

But Williams regained his crown in June, stopping Quintana in the first round.

Jennings added: “He’s massive for a welterweight and comes into the ring very heavy so he’s a very awkward opponent.

“But I can box and I can bang so I can adapt. I know I’d be a massive underdog but I’ll just give it my best shot.

“I just hope it can happen now because it will be the biggest night of my career.”