Heavyweight Anthony Joshua (pictured) will face a stiff test in his professional debut when he takes on unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo at the The O2 Arena in London on Saturday night (October 5)
Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist Joshua who turned professional with Matchroom after his success in London last year, makes his paid bow in a six rounder against the 32 year old Italian who has won all his eight fights, three by knockout.
Joshua’s pro debut against Leo is part of a star-studded line-up topped by Scott Quigg who faces Yoandris Salinas for the WBA World Super Bantamweight title.
British lightweight World title contender Kevin Mitchell meets Marco Lopez for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Lightweight title and unbeaten Welsh featherweight star Lee Selby defends his British and Commonwealth titles against Ryan Walsh.
Joshua’s fellow Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell will fight in his second pro bout on the bill, Prizefighter champion Wadi Camacho facing Tony Conquest.
We will bring you more on these fights in the coming week..
Unfortunately! The potentially good undercard fight between Prizefighter winners Larry Ekundayo and Glenn Foot has been cancelled after Ekundayo injured his right hand in sparring. Looks like the fight will be reschedule for December.