28 year-old McDonagh, from Mullingar, has been matched with Pole Michal Nieroda (12-6-1) over eight rounds on a show that's set to be screened live in HD in 109 countries by Eurosport.
Since suffering a narrow loss to back in May 2012 to Eamon O’Kane in the Prizefighter middleweights final, McDonagh has fought just once. Manager Kaz Evans puts that down to his performance.
"I thought going in 'Prizefighter' would be good for JJ - but it seems to have scared people off.
"I was relieved when I got the 'phone call from (promoter) Mickey Helliet. Boxing on this show in front of a worldwide audience will be a great platform for JJ. We need to get him moving this year.”
Evans mentioned that a possible rematch with Prizefighter Eamon O’Kane has been mooted if he comes through his six-round fight against Nieroda.
Topping the bill at the Camden Centre is Elliott Matthews in a Southern Area middleweight title defence s against Diego Burton.