Louie Lynn will defend his WBC International Silver featherweight title against Amin Jahanzeb on September 10, marking the opening night of Queensberry’s new series to showcase their emerging talent.
Promoter Frank Warren announced last month that an additional six shows would be added to BT’s existing offering to increase the exposure for young, rising talent and undefeated prospects, Lynn and Jahanzeb will headline at the Copper Box Arena, live on BT Sport and available on BT Sport YouTube channel.
Lynn (9-0, 7 KOs) won his WBC strap last time out in a big step up against the 12-1 Spaniard Sebastian Perez in March, whilst Jahanzeb (8-0, 2 KOs) last fought in September and recorded a points victory over six rounds against Jamie Quinn at York Hall.
‘Loco’ is a relentless volume puncher who goes for the jugular, whereas his rival, also 25, likes to employ slick skills and clever footwork to unpick his opponent.
The bill falls a night before Sunny Edwards makes a first defence of his IBF Flyweight world title against Jayson Mama at the same venue, also live on BT Sport.
Elsewhere on the September 10 card, former Youth Olympic Gold medalist and light heavyweight prospect, Karol Itauma (3-0, 2 KOs) looks to extend his unbeaten record in his fourth professional fight against Darryl Sharp (5-72-1).
🌟 𝗟𝗬𝗡𝗡 𝘃 𝗝𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗭𝗘𝗕 🌟
🏆 WBC International Silver
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 19, 2021
Josh Frankham (3-0) will return against Craig Summer (1-0) at super welterweight whilst his cousin and fellow undefeated 154 pounder, Levi Frankham (2-0) also features against an opponent to be confirmed.
Super bantamweight Adam Mohamed (2-0) fights for the third time as a professional in a four rounder, whilst middleweight Jonathan Kumuteo (1-0) makes his second appearance as a professional against Kevin McCauley (15-210-12)
Hackney’s Frank Arnold (7-0-1, 1 KO) meets Tipton’s Lee Glover (11-5-0, 3 KO’s) in a six round super featherweight contest.
Two highly-anticipated professional debuts complete the card, with Rotherham’s double National champion and former England international Junaid Bostan taking his first step as a pro. The 19-year-old boxes out of the Steel City Gym in Sheffield, where he works alongside Sunny Edwards under the stewardship of leading trainer Grant Smith.
Former Team GB ace Callum Thompson also makes his debut. Thompson, 22, won a Three Nations gold medal twice and five bronze medals for Team GB in six international competitions during his two years on the squad.
The Liverpool boxer, 22, who had 96 amateur bouts, is trained by Joe Gallagher in Bolton.
“I am delighted to be launching our new series of shows on September 10 ahead of world title action the following night,” said promoter Frank Warren.
“It will give the fans a double helping of boxing to look forward to and, on the Friday, our young stars will have the show to themselves and a big chance to shine.
“I would like to again thank BT Sport for getting behind this project and supporting the sport at another level. This is an opportunity for people to identify talent at an early stage and get behind the ones who catch their eye.
“I am thrilled that we are kicking off with a cracking prospect vs prospect battle between Louie Lynn and Amin Jahanzeb and I hope we get to see more of this type of match as we move forward.
“Viewers will have seen a bit of Louie previously, but this is his chance to headline the show and adapt to a different set of circumstances. For Amin it is a huge opportunity for him to show us what he’s got and stake his claim for a higher place in the pecking order.
“I am also looking forward to seeing the continued development of the other fighters on the bill and officially welcoming Junaid Bostan and Callum Thompson to the Queensberry fold.”
Tickets for LYNN vs JAHANZEB are available here
Floor Seating £110.00
Floor Seating £66.00
Tiered Seating £55.00
Wheelchair Accessible Companion Seat £55.00
Accessible Seating (bought in multiples of two) £27.50