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English heavyweight champion Solomon Dacres is set to make his Queensberry Promotions debut against Michael Webster in Manchester next week.
The Midlander will make the first defence of his title on the ‘Magnificent Seven’ bill at the AO Arena on November 18th on a card headlined by Nick Ball‘s featherweight final eliminator versus Isaac Dogboe.
Dacres’ defence has replaced Anthony Cacace‘s super-featherweight clash with Ryan Garner which was removed from the bill after the former suffered a wrist injury in training.
Dacres’ first fight since signing with Queensberry
Former Team GB heavyweight Dacres (7-0, 2KOs) was announced as Queensberry’s latest signing in recent weeks after previously fighting under the Matchroom Boxing banner.
A second-round stoppage of Robert Ismay saw him become English champion in March.
The 30-year-old challenged British heavyweight champion and promotional free agent Fabio Wardley to a fight in the near future after the latter successfully defended versus David Adeleye at the end of October.
Dacres must first overcome Middlesbrough’s Webster (9-0, 6KOs) next week however – a man who is yet to taste defeat in the paid ranks.
Webster has not endured more than four rounds in his opening nine contests though and steps up to the ten-round distance versus Dacres in the North-West.
Ball and Dogboe headline stacked undercard
Liverpool’s Ball collides with Florida-based Dogboe in the main event with the winner set to challenge for Rey Vargas’ WBC title at 126lbs.
Ball (18-0, 11KOs) burst onto the scene with a sixth-round stoppage of Isaac Lowe in April last year and has since secured three further wins inside the distance.
The latest came with a final-round stoppage of Ludumo Lumati in May while Dogboe (24-3, 15KOs) lost a wide unanimous decision to Robeisy Ramirez for the vacant WBO title in April.Embed from Getty Images
Above: Ball floored and stopped Lowe in April last year. Photo by Getty Images.
Telford’s Liam Davies (14-0, 6KOs) also defends his European super-bantamweight title versus Italy’s Vincenzo La Femina (13-0, 7KOs), while British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Ekow Essuman (19-0, 7KOs) takes on Harry Scarff (12-2, 3KOs).
Scotland’s Hannah Rankin (13-6, 3KOs) also looks to become a two-time super-welterweight champion as she faces Slovenia’s Ema Kozin (23-1-1, 12KOs) for the vacant WBC belt.
British middleweight champion Denzel Bentley (18-2-1, 15KOs) will also meet popular Stoke middleweight Nathan Heaney (17-0, 6KOs) and Scotland’s Nathaniel Collins (13-0, 7KOs) his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles versus Manchester’s Zak Miller (13-0, 3KOs).