Earlier this summer, Frank Warren announced that he intended to stage the Lyndon Arthur vs. Anthony Yarde rematch on October 9th as a lead-in for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3. That matchup wound up falling through, but Queensberry will still host an event in Birmingham that evening.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) September 14, 2021
Oct 9 just got even better on @btsport!
Foster v Cunningham
British, C’Wealth & European 122lbs titles
Essuman vs Ball
British & C’Wealth 147lbs titles
➕ @Liamdavies_2, @CallumTheOne & more!
Then it’s over to Vegas for #FuryWilder3 pic.twitter.com/6YvPrGV3ZS
The main event sees Brad Foster (14-0-2, 5 KO) put his British and Commonwealth titles on the line against European champion Jason Cunningham (29-6, 6 KO). The pair were supposed to meet on August 28th, but Foster withdrew due to injury less than a week after the initial fight announcement. In the co-feature, newly crowned British and Commonwealth champ Ekow Essuman (15-0, 6 KO) takes on unbeaten Danny Ball (10-0-1, 4 KO) in his inaugural defense.
These are the only two completed fights at the moment despite the show being four weeks away; TBA’s got his hands full with the likes of Callum Johnson (19-1, 14 KO), Liam Davies (10-0, 5 KO), and Nick Ball (13-0, 6 KO).
This one may prove a hard sell even among domestic fans, as Matchroom’s Liam Smith vs. Anthony Fowler show on DAZN looks like the stronger card by a considerable margin. We’ll see whether the connection to Fury-Wilder 3 can keep it afloat.