- Queensberry Revive Fan-Favourite ‘Magnificent 7’ From 13 Years Ago
- The Card Takes Place In Manchester This Saturday Live On TNT Sports
- Bentley vs Heaney Undercard Features Nick Ball vs Isaac Dogboe And MORE
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO – Frank Warren put on what he called the “most competitive card” he had delivered in his thirty years of promoting.
Kell Brook, Nathan Cleverly, Enzo Maccarinelli, Derek Chisora, and James DeGale amongst others featured on what was an action-packed night of boxing.
Now in 2023, Warren’s Queensberry Promotions will revive the idea this Saturday, November 18 at the 20,000-capacity AO Arena in Manchester England, live on TNT Sports.
The main event sees a battle of domestic middleweights as the hugely popular Nathan Heaney (17-0, 6) attempts to accomplish a lifelong dream when he challenges Denzel Bentley (18-2-1, 15) for the British Middleweight title.
Battersea Banger Bentley, 28, is making his third defence of his second reign as British middleweight champion against Heaney, having brutally dispatched Kieran Smith in a matter of 45 seconds last time out in April, following his unsuccessful world title challenge against Janibek Alimkhanuly in November of last year.
Bentley vs Heaney Undercard
In the co-headline bout, a final eliminator for the WBC World Featherweight Championship, the WBC Silver champion Nick Ball (18-0, 11 KOs) will come up against former WBO world champion Isaac Dogboe (24-3, 15).
Ball earned his breakout victory in April 2022 on the Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte card where he stopped Isaac Lowe. A win here puts him in the next mandatory position for Rey Vargas after Interim champ, Brandon Figueroa.
In a second of three British title fights on the night, Ekow Essuman (19-0, 7) tackles his mandatory challenger Harry Scarff in a Nottingham vs Derby welterweight cracker.
Essuman has already made four successful defences of his Lonsdale belt and seen his last three appearances on PPV undercards but has struggled to land a meaningful fight beyond domestic level. Scarff, who has a notoriously tricky style, is seen as a very dangerous matchup for Essuman.
At super bantamweight, the British, WBC International and European champion Liam Davies (14-0, 6), fresh off a first-round stoppage of Jason Cunningham, will face his mandatory challenger for his EBU belt in Vincenzo La Femina (13-0, 7), the undefeated EU champion.
Completing the British title action will be Nathaniel Collins (13-0, 7), making a second defence of his British and Commonwealth belts following his 24-second destruction of Raza Hamza in August. The Scot will be up against the undefeated Manchester man Zak Miller (13-0, 3), who will enjoy home advantage at the AO Arena.
In world championship action, the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Championship will be up for grabs when Hannah Rankin (13-6, 3), the former WBA and IBO world champion from Glasgow, takes on the Slovenian Ema Kozin (23-1-1, 12).
New Queensberry signing Solomon Dacres defends his English Heavyweight title against the unbeaten Michael Webster whilst Dan Catlin, Callum Thompson and Amaar Akbar all return in six-round bouts.
Bentley vs Heaney Start Time, TV Channel And Ring Walks
Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: AO Arena in Manchester, UK
TV Channel: TNT Sport 2
UK Time: 6:00 pm BST (1 pm ET/ 10 am PT)
Ring Walks: 10:30 pm BST (5:30 pm ET/ 2:30 pm PT)