Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have announced the full undercard for the upcoming event at Wembley Arena, headlined by Jason Cunningham‘s defence of his Commonwealth super-bantamweight strap versus Zolani Tete. Doncaster’s Cunningham was one of the standout British performers of 2021, picking up impressive wins versus Gamal Yafai and Brad Foster respectively to collect the British, Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight titles, and will look to further his momentum with victory over former world champion Tete on July 2nd.
Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce returns on the card, confirmed on Thursday to be facing off against Christian Hammer as Joyce continues to hunt down a shot at world honours. Hammer was last seen on British shores in a lacklustre defeat to Hughie Fury whereby the Romanian retired between the fifth and sixth rounds. Joyce looked set to take on former world champion Joseph Parker before the New Zealander signed with BOXXER and Sky Sports, placing the prospect of the two facing off under serious doubt due to promotional politics.
Callum Johnson is also set to appear again at light-heavyweight in a ten-round contest versus Igor Mikhalkin as he too continues his search for another shot at a world title. Johnson was all set to face-off against WBO king Joe Smith Jr. in January before a positive test for COVID-19 scuppered his plans. The Russian Mikhalkin notably suffered a seven-round defeat to Sergey Kovalev in 2018, and is coming off a defeat to Mathieu Bauderlique last September.
Further down the card, lightweight prospect Mark Chamberlain takes on Marc Vidal over ten rounds, replacing Sam Noakes who was initially set to appear before a hand injury forced him to withdraw, and popular Stoke middleweight Nathan Heaney returns in a ten-round bout with an opponent still to be confirmed. Micky Burke takes on Serge Ambomo across six in his seventh pro outing, and Henry Turner returns at 140lbs in a six-round contest. Cruiserweight Tommy Fletcher is set to make his professional debut, while Arnold Obodai competes in the same division in a four-round bout.
Queensberry Promotions promote, while BT Sport will televise in the UK.