Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and BT Sport have recently announced new shows in both Telford and London featuring both Jason Cunningham and Ekow Essuman respectively.
First up on 16th April, Jason Cunningham [30-6-0] is slated to defend his European title at super-bantamweight against Terry Le Couvier [16-0-0] at the Telford International Arena. Cunningham was one of the standout British fighters of 2021, outpointing Gamal Yafai in May to secure the European strap in a big upset before then adding to the British and Commonwealth titles to his collection with another close upset over Brad Foster over twelve rounds. Foster [14-1-2] also features on the card over ten rounds against Ionut Baluta[14-3-0] in his first bout back since the defeat to Cunningham. Liam Davies [11-0-0] also faces Andrew Cain [8-0-0] at super-bantamweight for a WBC-sanctioned bout, while popular Stoke middleweight Nathan Heaney [14-0-0] is also set to make his fifteenth professional appearance, the opponent yet to be confirmed.
A string of prospects are also scheduled to fight further down the card, including Worcester’s Owen Cooper [5-0-0] at welterweight, Brad Strand [6-0-0] at super-bantamweight and Ethan James [7-0-0] at super-lightweight.
Just under two weeks later, Nottingham’s Ekow Essuman[16-0-0] seeks to defend his British and Commonwealth titles at 147lbs against Bradford’s Darren Tetley [21-2-0] at Bethnal Green’s York Hall. Essuman secured the two titles against Welsham Chris Jenkins in July last year and successfully defended them against Danny Ball three months later.
The undercard is very prospect heavy, with new Queensberry signing Raven Chapman [2-0-0] making her promotional debut in the featherweight division, her opponent yet to be confirmed at the time of writing. Ryan Garner [11-0-0] is also set to run out at 126lbs, as are James Heneghan [6-0-0] and Adan Mohamed [4-0-0] at super-bantamweight. Opponents are still to be confirmed.