Frank Warren announces British boxing return at BT Sport Studio

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Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions have announced three British title fights with boxing in the UK set to return at BT Sport’s studio on 10 July.

The promoter also highlighted that through the promotions partnership with BT Sport he is expecting ‘at least five TV shows’, with July’s event just the beginning of a summer of boxing.

Warren stated: “I am thrilled to inform the fans that the wait for live boxing to return is coming to an end. 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 and 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 10 July 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.”

Headlining the 10 July event will be the British and Commonwealth super bantamweight title as champion Brad Foster defends against the unbeaten James Beech. Queensberry Promotions also revealed that British Super Featherweight champion Anthony Cacace and British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight holder Lerrone Richards will be confirmed for the later scheduled events.

Warren added: “Across these dates it is our intention to showcase highly competitive fights between hungry young domestic fighters and 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 and really make the most of what will be huge exposure for them across the BT Sport platforms.

“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.”

Earlier this month Boxing returned to the US will Top Rank’s ‘Boxing is Back’ event in Las Vegas last month, with the behind-closed-doors show, which was streamed on fite.tv, implementing strict health and safety regulations to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.