Mark Chamberlain, the IBF EUROPEAN lightweight champion, and David Adeleye, a heavyweight contender, will both be in the spotlight as Queensberry returns to York Hall on Friday, February 17, live on BT Sport.
The 24-year-old Chamberlain, who is 11-0 (7 KOs), defeated Marc Vidal in a lopsided 10-round victory at Wembley to win his title, but he was forced to miss a November defense due to a shoulder issue.
The Waterlooville puncher will face former Italian champion Vairo Lenti, who is 10-4-1 (1 KO), has won his previous three fights, and last competed in July.
Adeleye, 10-0 (9 KOs), only competed twice last year due to injuries, but he was still able to increase his KO total by two by eliminating Chris Healey and Elvis Garcia.
The Ladbroke Grove heavyweight will compete against another unbeaten boxer Dmytro Bezus of Ukraine, who resides in Liga, Latvia. Bezus is 10-0 (5 KOs).
The 6-foot-6-inch 33-year-old last competed in October of last year, defeating Lukas Wacker in the fourth round at the Arena Riga.
Henry Turner, a fashionable super lightweight who won the WBC International Silver championship in November in Dubai, will defend his title for the first time over ten rounds at York Hall.
After scoring two quick knockouts in his last two fights, exciting super featherweight prospect Royston Barney-Smith (4-0, 2 KOs) will be aiming for a knockout treble in his fifth four-round contest, while Northampton super welterweight Carl Fail (7-0, 2) will compete in his second bout under the Queensberry banner. Following a stunning six-round victory over Mohamed Cherif Benchadi in Telford, Nottingham light heavyweight Ezra Taylor (4-0, 3) will compete in another six-round contest against Loughton super bantamweight Adan Mohamed (7-0, 2). Amaar Akbar (4-0), a super lightweight from Batley, and Aloys Junior (2-1, 2), a cruiserweight from Penge, will square off in four-round bouts.
Mark Chamberlain and David Adeleye will get top billing at York Hall thanks to this opportunity, according to promoter Frank Warren. After missing out on fights due to injuries last year, “I expect both of them to really push on this year and reinforce their standing as two of the top prospects in the country. This will be a significant night for them.
“I am optimistic that Mark and David would be successful in their quest to find British titles in the near future, and I think it is a realistic goal for both of them.
“Since Henry Turner won the WBC title in the Middle East, I am excited to see him step it up in his tenth professional fight. Carl Fail won’t be long until he’s competing for the crown, too.
“Royston Barney-Smith is currently demonstrating his true high level of skill in the ring. This young man will be a major force in the years to come. I can’t wait for him to start acting again.
I’m eager to follow the development of Ezra Taylor, Amaar Akbar, Adan Mohamed, and Aloys Jr., who are all displaying encouraging traits and are swiftly emerging as names to watch.
David Adeleye vs. Dmytro Bezus; For the vacant WBO European heavyweight championship
Mark Chamberlain vs. Vairo Lenti; For the IBF European lightweight championship
Henry Turner vs. Zeus de Armas; For the WBC International Silver super lightweight championship
Carl Fail vs. Serge Ambomo; Super welterweight
Adan Mohamed vs. Francisco Rodriguez; Featherweight
Chris Bourke vs. Darwin Martinez; Bantamweight
Ezra Taylor vs. TBA; Light heavyweight
Royston Barney-Smith vs. Lesther Lara; Super featherweight
Aloys Youmbi vs. Jiri Krejci; Cruiserweight