Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions will lead the return of live boxing to the UK after announcing three British title fights in early summer.
In the first event on July 10, British and Commonwealth 122lbs champion Brad Foster will defend against Bloxwich’s unbeaten James Beech at the BT Sport Studio.
On the same card, WBO European super-welterweight champion Hamzah Sheeraz defends against Dundee’s Paul Kean with Notting Hill heavyweight David Adeleye and Portsmouth lightweight Mark ‘Da Bomb’ Chamberlain also in action.
In two further shows, with dates to be confirmed, British super-featherweight champion Anthony Cacace faces Lyon Woodstock while British and Commonwealth super-middleweight king Lerrone Richards meets Umar Sadiq.
“I am thrilled to inform the fans that the wait for live boxing to return is coming to an end,” said hall of fame promoter Warren. “It has been a long haul and a trying time for everyone, but we can now see the first flicker of light at the end of the tunnel.
“I am so excited to get going again after a period of unprecedented planning and detail to get to where we are. Unfortunately, boxing without fans at the venue is the new, but I am sure temporary, normal and we have made it our business to bring the sport back at the earliest opportunity in line with government guidelines regarding health and safety protocols.
“Our opening show on July 10 is just for starters and we will be looking to go bigger and better as we move along in our summer season that will see us deliver at least five TV shows.
“Across these dates it is our intention to showcase highly competitive fights between hungry young domestic fighters and increase the stakes from show to show. No easy fights, just British boxing as it should be,” added Warren.
“I am also looking forward to seeing our unparalleled crop of brilliant young fighters step up the risk levels and really make the most of what will be huge exposure for them across the BT Sport platforms.
“This is just the beginning. It’s going to be a magnificent summer of Great British boxing, so sit back and enjoy every round live on BT Sport.”