Steven Lewis inks with Frank Warren, fights on Abril v Mathews bill

Queensberry Promotions 14/03/2015

Exciting welterweight talent Steven Lewis has signed a new long-term promotional agreement with promoter Frank Warren.

The 22-year-old from Liverpool took his record to eight unbeaten with three knockouts when he halted Kevin Hanks in two rounds in an eye-catching, career best performance last week at the Echo Arena.

All-action Lewis trains at the talent packed Everton Red Triangle Gym, alongside European Flyweight Champion and world title contender Kevin Satchell; new British Super-Bantamweight Champion Jazza Dickens and English Bantamweight Champion Ryan Farrag.

He will next feature on the undercard of the huge Echo Arena show on Saturday 18th April when fellow Merseysider Derry Mathews challenges for the WBA World Lightweight Championship against champion Richar Abril.

Lewis said, “I’m over the moon to sign with Frank Warren and the Queensberry Promotions team and I’m happy that they have faith in my ability to win domestic titles and beyond. I’ve got a fantastic team around me and I leave everything outside of the ring to Frank and Neil Marsh, I’m happy just doing my business in the ring and continue winning.”

Warren is excited with Lewis’s potential and believes he can be one of the next generation of Liverpool champions coming through the popular fight city.

He said, “Lewis is an exciting young talent who I believe can go on to achieve big things and I look forward to delivering him the opportunities. Liverpool is a real big fight city and is buzzing with champions under my guidance like Liam Smith, Mathews, Satchell, Farrag and now Dickens, so I’ve no doubt that Lewis has the talent to join them in due course. He’s next out on Derry’s World title undercard and it’s another big platform for him to showcase his talent.”

Lewis’s manager Neil Marsh added, “It was a fantastic deal from Frank and more importantly there was a very good plan in place to develop Steven into a top quality fighter which we firmly believe. I’d like to thank Frank and Queensberry for this and their continued support.”

Derry Mathews’ challenge for the WBA World Lightweight title against champion Richar Abril on Saturday 18th April headlines a quality-packed card featuring Liverpool stars: undefeated super-talent Joe Selkirk, the former WBO European Light-Middleweight Champion, makes his long awaited return to the ring in an eight round contest; fast rising welterweight prospect Stephen Lewis, who’s unbeaten in eight fights, returns to action in six-rounder; all-action light-middleweight James Metcalf, the mirror image of his father, Liverpool legend Shea “The Shamrock Express” Neary, in the ring looks to continue his unbeaten eight fights; two hot young talents make their professional debuts on the shows: hard-hitting cruiserweight John Gillies and flyweight Andrew Cain.

Tickets are available from the Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 or echoarena.com and Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or event.co.uk

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