Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions presents a card in the capital on Friday night, headlined by newly-crowned British middleweight champion Denzel Bentley (16-1-1, 13KOs) as he looks to defend against Manchester’s Marcus Morrison (25-5-0, 16KOs) at York Hall.
Bentley, who is now a two-time British champion at 160lbs following his split-decision victory over Linus Udofia in May, looks to make the first defence of his second tenure against an always game Morrison who never shirks a challenge and looks to kickstart his own career once again this weekend. Morrison returned last month with a comfortable four-round points decision over Seamus Devlin following his fourth-round stoppage defeat to Zach Parker last November, knowing another loss could spell the end of his pursuit of titles at the highest level for good this weekend.
Ellis Zorro (14-0-0, 6KOs) is also set to clash with Dec Spelman (18-5-0, 9KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight contest, with the former having won BOXXER‘s Cruiserweight Series tournament in Manchester four months ago to boost his professional pursuits at 200lbs. Spelman, who has shared a ring with the likes of Anthony Yarde and Lyndon Arthur at the weight below in the past, marks a clear step-up for the twenty-nine-year-old Zorro who will look to pickup his fifteenth victory in as many outings this weekend.
Further down the card, Frank Arnold (9-0-1, 3KOs) takes on Brayan Mairena (11-30-1, 5KOs) at super-featherweight, while Adan Mohamed (6-0-0, 1KO) clashes with Reiss Taylor (3-17-0, 1KO) at super-bantamweight. Khalid Ali (3-0-0, 2KOs) comes together with Dario Borosa (1-19-0) at 147lbs in his fourth outing, while Masood Abdulah (5-0-0, 4KOs) collides with Stefan Nicolae (3-37-2, 1KO) at 130lbs.
Royston Barney-Smith (2-0-0) makes his third appearance as a professional against Paul Holt (8-14-0, 2KOs), and Arnold Obodai (1-0-0, 1KO) takes on Pawel Strykowski (3-18-1) at cruiserweight. Middleweight Joel Kudoa faces Joe Hardy (1-2-0) on his professional debut at York Hall.
Queensberry Promotions promote the show and BT Sport televise in the UK, with coverage set to start at 7pm on Friday evening.