QUEENSBERRY PROMOTIONS ARE thrilled to announce hot on the heels of his intriguing knockout of former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu, Daniel Dubois will soon be headlining on April 27 in the SSE Arena, Wembley, survive BT Sport on a card which includes a wealth of exciting up and coming talent.
Dubois (10-0 9KOs) is going to be facing off with his toughest competition yet in WBO number 14 ranked Richard Lartey (141 11KOs).
The 21-year-old from Greenwich included a fourth buckle into his collection at the Royal Albert Hall a week when he won the WBO European title, to highlight the WBC world Youth, Southern Area and also English title honours in his ownership. It’s expected a win over Lartey will watch Dubois break in the WBO’s top 10 heavyweight ranks.
Unbeaten New Malden super middle weight Lerrone Richards (11-0) will face his sternest test so far when he takes on former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Tommy Langford (21-3) for the vacant Commonwealth super middleweight championship and WBO International Championship.
In his first contest since his inaugural decision conquer Ohara Davies this past yr, unbeaten WBO number one ranked super-lightweight Jack Catterall (23-0) may also return on the card. Catterall will feature in a 10 round contest before he goes on to handle reality champion Maurice Hooker later this year since mandatory challenger.
Sunny Edwards (10-0) also yields and will defend his WBO European Super-Flyweight Championship. The fledgling livelihood of 23-year-old from Croydon — who trains at Sheffield — is about a genuine upward trajectory after fine wins over Ryan Farrag and Junior Granados within his last two fights and he is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with at the flyweight or super-flyweight ranks.
Exciting Fulham super middle weight Zak Chelli (5-0) is likely to be involved with his first title fight, taking on Jimmy Smith (7-1) for the Southern Area Championship.
Dubois’ win over Cojanu was a statement performance from the big-hitting young heavy weight against a competitor who’d previously lengthy both Joseph Parker and Nathan Gorman the entire 12 rounds.
The Martin Bowers trained heavy weight hitter was ensured by his promoter Frank Warren he will be kept busy in order to build towards a blockbuster domestic battle contrary to the Ricky Hatton-trained Gorman near the end of the year.
Dubois, who will struggle for the first time in Wembley, is pleased to be back in action only over a month after his final success.
“After Frank said I would be kept busy and would maintain improving my progression it had been music to my head,” said that the 10-0 celebrity with nine k-os into his name.
“I had been pleased with my final fight with the way I found the work done and that I think you could find the improvements I have made since fighting Kevin Johnson.
“I would like to keep being tested and showing people that which I’m about about. Lartey is just really a good competition for me personally and certainly will bring something different from that which I have encountered previously.
“He is a reckless fighter however, as always, the way the fight performs should return from exactly that which I bring at night and I am confident I have what it takes to pass this hottest test devote front of me.
“I’m excited about fighting at Wembley because, like the Royal Albert Hall, it is a location where the terrific British heavyweights of yesteryear have already been showcased and that I trust people get behind me at precisely exactly the identical manner they did last Friday because it left it a even more special night for me. ”
Promoter Frank Warren included: ldquo;It’s about building a true momentum with Daniel because he is not a long way away from the very best boxers in the heavyweight division.
“Just as I have mentioned previously, we’ll keep him very busy and carry on improving the levels. Lartey has got ambitions of their own and there isn’t any doubt he will be visiting triumph and earn a statement of their own.
“his only defeat was due to an injury-enforced retirement years ago and he’s assembled a pretty strong record — we have to be in for an explosive encounter on the night.
“People are really beginning to sit up and take note of Daniel today also it was gratifying to find out the way the fans got behind him at the Royal Albert Hall a week. I fully expect this to continue in Wembley and we are putting together yet another top night of boxing.
“British boxing is going through a transitional phase at this time with a lot of top fighters retiring, leaving the door open to build the stars of tomorrow, give them a opportunity to shine and provide them greater vulnerability. We’ll be preparing the arena for 6 million like that I did at the early days of Ricky Hatton in Manchester, slowly assembling big ticket sellers. We would like to make these London places the homes of this exciting young local talent we are coming through. ”
14-0 WBO European Super Featherweight Champion Archie Sharp may also return to activity after being forced out of this new Royal Albert Hall series with trauma. Rangy super-welterweight gift Hamzah Sheeraz is going to be out after his impressive conquer Rod Douglas Jnr. Ilford Super Middleweight Umar Sadiq (4-1) also yields as he looks to rebuild after his first career loss. Tunde Ajayi trained lightweight Bilal Ali (1-0) could have his second professional fight after making a successful start to his expert career.
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