Hall of Famer Frank Warren has become the first United Kingdom promoter to confirm boxing events will be staged over the summer.
Boxing has been off the menu for three months, with Warren forced to scrap several high-profile events, including Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce.
As Warren plans some way to put on bigger shows in the current climate, a section of his stable is ready to compete.
Revealing the details, Warren has confirmed a trio of shows will begin on July 10.
“Queensberry Promotions have today signaled the return of live boxing by announcing three HUGE British title fights that will see Brad Foster defend against James Beech, Anthony Cacace face Lyon Woodstock and Lerrone Richards square off against Umar Sadiq,” said QP.
“Alongside broadcast partner BT Sport, Queensberry are happy to announce the launch of a new series of shows that will run across the summer months. To restore the sport to the homes of fight fans and return Queensberry’s roster of champions, contenders, and prospects to the ring following the enforced hiatus.
“Always first to the punch, Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren is delivering on his promise of bringing boxing back with a bang. Warren has vowed that the three massive British title fights are just the beginning for what will be a huge Summer of boxing, live from the BT Sport Studio.
“Leading the charge, The British and Commonwealth super bantamweight title will be on the line when champion Brad Foster (12-0-2) defends against the unbeaten James Beech (12-0) from Bloxwich, West Midlands.
“And on dates to be confirmed shortly, Anthony Cacace will take on the first defense of his British Super-Featherweight crown against Lyon Woodstock. Whilst Lerrone Richards will defend his British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight titles against Umar ‘Top Boxer’ Sadiq.
“I am thrilled to inform the fans that the wait for live boxing to return is coming to an end,” said 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.
“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. To increase the stakes from show to show. No easy fights, just British boxing as it should be.
“I am also looking forward to seeing our unparalleled crop of brilliant young fighters step up the risk levels. To really make the most of what will be huge exposure for them across the BT Sport platforms.”
FRANK WARREN – JULY 10th
Also on the July 10th card WBO European super welterweight champion Hamzah Sheeraz (10-0), will defend his belt against the (12-1) Scot Paul Kean from Dundee.
Heavyweight hope David Adeleye from Notting Hill will be hoping for another stoppage victory in his second professional fight and Lightweight Mark ‘Da Bomb’ Chamberlain (5-0, 3KOs), will be looking to take a step up in Stratford.
Warren said: “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.”