Queensberry Promotions has loaded up its June 5th Daniel Dubois-Bogdan Dinu card with a swarm of unbeaten fighters, most notably Tommy Fury and world-ranked super featherweight Archie Sharp.
Both men currently share TBA as a dance partner.
“It will be an absolute joy to have fans back in support of the fighters,” said promoter Frank Warren. “We have all done our best to keep the sport on track since we were able to return, but the missing ingredient that nobody was able to compensate for was the lack of atmosphere and buzz that surrounds a night at the boxing.
“Even though this is only the first step in people coming back to pack out venues, having a thousand in the arena will make such a difference and will also improve the spectacle for those tuning in to watch live on BT Sport.
“Tommy is proving himself to be an attraction and his performances so far have certainly caught the eye. He looks the part but, as he says himself, it is very early days for him and getting good rounds under his belt is paramount.”
Fury (5-0, 4 KO), whose pro foes to date are a combined 2-174-5, fights for the third time since his 2019 stint on Love Island. The press release chooses to stress the fact that his five fights have lasted a combined 10 rounds, conveniently ignoring both the level of competition and the fact that one of those was a four-round decision.
Sharp (19-0, 9 KO) sits at #4 in the WBO rankings after winning and thrice defending the sanctioning body’s European title (not to be confused with the actual EBU European title, which Samir Ziani holds). Per the press release:
The Kent man is in a hurry to get a world title fight and believes he might get a crack at WBO champion Shakur Stevenson inside 12 months, while another option could be the eventual winner of the Cacace v Woodstock British title encounter.
This is funny for two reasons, both the massive gap in the respective difficulty and the fact that Jamel Herring still has the title.
Other fighters include English bantamweight champ Liam Davies (8-0, 3 KO) and middleweights Caoimhin Agyarko (8-0, 5 KO) and Nathan Heaney (11-0, 3 KO) in separate bouts.